The Company of Community
by Jason Tomlinson

My ability to be optimistic is temporary at best
when I’m at home alone in my head it is easily guessed
that my thought life will break down and severely go awry
so that my naivety will crumble and I will surely cry
like a baby too afraid and disoriented to know
which way is up or which way to go
but a walk outside in the company of community
is a sure fire way to eliminate insanity
because I’d have to be crazy to stay alone in here
calling for help I forsake my stupid fear