The Art of Loneliness

It was Sunday, the day of madness, and I alone knew that.
Awakened in the midnight hours by another magnificent work
By the artist himself;

I’d spent the evening studying another of his masterpieces,
And I suppose that the indelible ochre ink he preferred
Stained my dreams;

I carried his ink and quill with me as I lay me down to sleep,
And, with great care, placed them on the night table
Nearest the door;

I laid down on his canvas, and covered myself in his melodies,
As the clock rang to announce the coming of midnight
And the silence grew louder still;

It had been Saturday, a day of merriment, a day of rejoicing,
But Saturday was no more, and the artist was indeed inspired
By its absence;

And in the darkness, he handed me a light – a painting,
A self portrait carved into a shard of the mirror I’d broken earlier,
Entitled – The Art of Loneliness.

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