By: Clarisa Yee
By: Clarisa Yee
Time flew by, a clock that never stopped
The hours become days and the days became weeks
A new due date
One after another
A different Saturday night
Plans come and go.
During the day I walked among crowds
Our shoulders never touching
As we walk individual paths
Every day was different
And that I missed the most
The time before I was confined
Behind these walls of mine.
Change came swiftly before I had time to register
Quick being replaced with slow
Time that trickled on a different mode
These walls didn’t bother me at first.
It was nice to be on my own
Alone in my room
Confined to four walls
A safe space that kept the danger at bay.
I had more time than I did before
In the company of family that I missed
When I was away from home
A comfort that also came from exploring
Hobbies I wouldn’t have done before.
On some days these walls became a theater
Rom coms and dramas that played all night
If I wanted to watch more.
On some days these walls became my cave
Where I’ve watched lectures underneath warm covers
Or slept for as long as I wanted.
But it wasn’t before long before these walls
Had me thinking even more
A time of solitude with me, myself, and I
Inevitable as I nitpicked the things I didn’t like
Strange loneliness crept up
Worry and anxiety became my worst enemies
The world was scarier now
With these walls barring me from it all
There were highs and there were lows
But it’s within these walls
That I’ve found time to care
For the friend I’ve neglected most - myself
Now I’ve finally found
Peace in the storms that formed
From being in solitude for too long.