I felt alone, like an alien, not belonging

Conversations only reminding me further I was not fitting in

I stayed away, I didnt fit in, tried to blend in, didnt fit in

Someone noticed, I was not the only one.

There were others, more seasoned ‘misfits’

Who learnt to blend in and stay afloat

Difficult to recognise in their camouflage

Some moments, they let it slip and I caught a glimpse

Other misfits struggling with their act

A sigh, a faraway look, a moment of surrender to their inner worlds

A smile shared in secrecy, a mild nod

Of I recognise you friend, hang in there,

Observe, absorb, intuit,

Reason, Reflect, Introspect

What else is there to do?