Character Sketches #3


Overflowing with affection
But prone to criticize

She works in her garden
Has hundreds of friends
Many across the globe
Where she worked as a volunteer

Having given much of herself
For decades, she is often characterized
As “difficult” by those
Who fail to see past the veil

Of abruptness
Of exactness
Of the habits of a librarian

And, yet, alone
She cries

Her tears fueled by love
In the dark and uncaring haze
Of the mountain evenings

So it is that
Some nights
Many nights
She would welcome her own death

Not for not being loved
But for having so much love
And no one there
To receive it

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