Peculiar Recluse (3TC)

Prompt words:  lifestyle, socializing, guarded

Not big on socializing

Other than with one or two

People—certainly not a crowd

She’d been mostly reclusive

Since childhood, her lifestyle

A cocoon around her, warmed

By ember’d imagination…

The peculiar thing, though

Was how she seesawed

Between extremes of being

Guarded—and revealing

Much more than others

Were interested in knowing—

As if, from time to time

The person inside her

Was dying to burst out

And be known…

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