Every time I walk on the lonely path

Searching for someone else to share a life

The manic mental laugh slithers in now

The phrase spoken in hushed tones across town

“No thanks”

I know it means nothing right here and now.

But, regardless of that I’m fooling myself

To think on this phrase, some would call it pathetic or a healthy introspection

I don’t care what the answer is

I wonder what I could’ve done better!