I Don’t Like Parties

I don’t like parties you see,

all those people crammed

into a hot, dark space

talking and drinking

pints and shots

that disappear like air,

people pressing in.

 

I don’t like parties you see,

in unfamiliar spaces

with new people and places

that I don’t know

and things that I can’t control.

 

As everyone races ahead,

I am left behind, forgotten

and wondering what I’m doing there.