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?