Beneath this hesistant gaze
Beyond the awkward silence
Is confident articulation
Smothered by emotional violence

He chokes on the words
That are so easy to think
The dryness is overwhelming
He pauses for a stiff drink

But the terror is unrelenting
He breaks out in a sweat
He feels so embarrassed
This is a moment he’d love to forget

Shadowed by inadequacies
That don’t really exist
Influenced by illusions
That intensify the mist

Surrounded by beauties
He can never approach
Mislabels himself a loser
He could use a good coach

So he’d rather hide online
and act all perverse
A fleeting dose of comfort
Now revealed in this introverse

It’s an insane way to live
Enjoying life from within
Putting up invisible barriers
So no one can get in

It’s such a mistake
He’d much rather be free
But all of his thoughts are colliding
Destroying serenity

It’s just not that easy
But there’s still time to traverse
All of these conflicted feelings
Laid out in this introverse

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, July 29, 2011
6:15 p.m.

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