Sorry, this line got me and distracted me from the point of the poem.
“ sleep an unnecessary luxury.”
- sleep definitely is a luxury but it is so necessary. It’s a need! Lol without it, our health becomes compromised. Some need more of it than others. Sleep is a necessity… it’s a luxury that everyone should be able to afford but after all it’s a luxury so it can be too taxing and expensive for some… making it unaffordable.
aside from that…
Feeling lonely is one thing, being alone and not feeling lonely is another… being alone and feeling lonely sucks… the poem actually leans more towards being alone and feeling lonely though even when it tries to say otherwise. I read it more as a wake up call. Something like “hey, this is how things are going and how I’m feeling but no… this is not what it is”.
I could also be reading it like that due to still thinking about the meaning of the two words “unnecessary luxury”. I’ll come back to read it another day.
Elliot, it’s always good to read poems from you. Thank you for sharing .