Comfortable Isolation

Another of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green as a writing prompt. The plan is to post one of these Law prompted pieces a week on Thursdays.


Law 18: Isolation is Dangerous

there was no one to talk to

no one to trust

bags were packed

the escape plan was ready

the secret was kept

because as long as

the bags were packed

it was bearable

never questioning

why not just get out

why not tell

why stick around in a situation

where bags must be packed

when an escape plan is needed

where secrets must be kept


putting up with the suspicions

isn’t proof of character

isn’t a demonstration

of the depths of love   commitment

but of a need to suffer

or a need for approval

from someone

who only approves of blind obedience

as long as that secret is kept


like that packed bag

you can relish that isolation

an identity forged by forbearance

of circumstances

‘beyond your control’

so you never need discover

an identity of your own

when its always their fault

you can remain perfect


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