There is no secret.
It’s not in penning ass kissing comments.
It’s in understanding and the value of one’s self.
Opposed to the company of strangers we assume to be friends.
Labels are for bottles and social distancing has its advantages.
The key to be a loner, is actually being alone.
John Patrick Robbins is the editor in chief of the Rye Whiskey Review. He is also the author of The Still Night Sessions from Whiskey City Press. His work has been published here at SpillWords, San Padro River Review, Fearless Poetry Zine, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, 1870 Magazine. His work is always unfiltered.