These are a few of my favorite things: #10 (The Art of Disappearing by Noami Shihab Nye & People are Boring By George Carlin)

These are a few of my favorite things: #10 (The Art of Disappearing by Noami Shihab Nye & People are Boring By George Carlin)

The Art of Disappearing

Noami Shihab Nye
When they say Don’t I know you?
say no.

When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
before answering.
Someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
Then reply.

If they say We should get together
say why?

It’s not that you don’t love them anymore.
You’re trying to remember something
too important to forget.
Trees. The monastery bell at twilight.
Tell them you have a new project.
It will never be finished.

When someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
When someone you haven’t seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don’t start singing him all your new songs.
You will never catch up.

Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.

I LOVE this poem..this is my introvert anthem…sums up pretty much how I feel when people want to get together all the times..n I’m like pleaseeeeeeeeeee why do we have to meet??…I’ve got loads of important stuff to do like reading, thinking & daydreaming. But people love to meet & yap even when they don’t really have anything to say…as the inimitable George Carlin says I like people in short bursts of one & a half minutes!! ­čśÇ

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January 30, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Humor, Introversion, Reflections/Musings, Solitude, Wisdom. 6 comments.