It steals upon you quietly
As the evening turns to night
And you realize you’ve always been alone,
There’s been no one by your side.
The illusion of belonging
Shatters into pain
And the chill of loneliness
Surrounds you once again.
You learn to use the illusion
As you live and laugh and smile
Desperately hiding tears and feelings
That threaten to spill over all the while.