Oh hello, solitude;
come in, but do not make me feel
that I am unworthy of
the breaths I take.
So bring me your tears and I will
wash them away with laughter.
Dearest solitude, do not say
I am weak to invite you here.
I love you as I love my friends.
Solitude: take a seat at my table
and I will pour us two cups of tea,
and I will cherish you, for I do
not fear your presence.