Lonely is a weary sadness

that pulses with a throbbing pain;

unceasing, unrelenting 

to a parched 

heart and soul. 


Alone on one’s own

is perfect contentment,

a state of joy;

the fulfillment

of self. 


I am best friend

to one, but

do not know the other. 

Margie Heath ’21 is a current senior at Sweet Briar, and serves as Red Clay’s editor.