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From Isolation

By Bex JordanPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Blazingly Bright (Photo: @UmaSabirah)

I've been talking to a friend

About Connection,

The importance of


How hard I tried

Not to need


For so long,

How impossible it had


This silly little life

Is all about

The Story,

Not just mine


We all have our experiences,

And the only way to learn

Is from




I was so sure

I knew the answer:

If I didn't get attached

I wouldn't be hurt,

If I kept one foot out the door

I couldn't be trapped.

If I showed only

What they wanted to see

They'd never leave me.

It was a lie.

By staying isolated,

Hiding my face,

I couldn't live fully,

Instead of losing,

I was simply gaining


The world shrank

To a tiny pinprick,

My heart behind walls

(protected and small)

Numb to pain and joy,

Sorrow and happiness,

But there is no light

Without the darkness.


I'm opening up,

My heart, my mind,

And I am


All these ideas and feelings

I'd had in childhood and

Cast aside

Coming back full-force

And blazingly bright.

The fires are lit,

And I don't know where

My Story is headed

But, by God,

I'm so glad you're

A part of it.

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About the Creator

Bex Jordan

She/They. Writer. Gardener. Cat-Lover. Nerd. Always looking up at the sky or down at the ground.

Profile photo by Román Anaya.

Instagram: @UmaSabirah

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  • Petro Wolmarans5 months ago

    Words show action.. Loved it.

  • Ashley Lima5 months ago

    "Instead of losing I was simply gaining nothing" WOW. Powerful stuff. Beautiful poetry

  • If I didn't get attached I wouldn't be hurt, If I kept one foot out the door I couldn't be trapped. I'm still in this stage right here. Human connections are just too terrifying! Loved your poem!

  • Rob Angeli5 months ago

    Uplifting and perfectly stated bitter-sweetly. I felt the isolation and difficulty in the previous ones, but they all form a beautiful arc. Great expression of humanity.

  • Paul Stewart5 months ago

    aw Bex, this is sad, beautiful but full of hope! Glad you're in a better place now!

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