Time Alone

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. ~ Olivia Wilde

Another person would define my life.
I choose not to release control today
not to allow the person veto power
because I’m making the plans.
It’s not that I’m unfeeling, that i put myself
on top. If that were so, I’d have brought with me
the flyer about a New Zealand trip next spring.
But for all of tomorrow I can travel,
do wha’s good for me and people
who count on me with less forcefulness.
It’s healthy to spend time alone,
it’s what I need, a day of refusing to be defined
when the definition binds.