Absence of Affection


So long since I have been touched.
So long since I have touched another.
So long since I have shared an emotion.

Absence of physical contact.
Absence of emotional support.
Absence of tenderness, kindness,
passion, love or lust.

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In a crowd, I am alone.
In life, I am alone.
Always, I am alone.

Every day I help others, yet,
at the end of the day,
alone at empty space I stare —
because for me, there is no one to turn. 

“Who am I?”

I am an independent, self-published teller of tales,
an author of scarcely any renown.
However, as a storyteller, I know who I am,
and with that persona,
I am both confident and comfortable.

I invite you to visit my website,


and/or Amazon Author Pages

Joe Leonardi                 Scono Sciuto

if you are so inclined please purchase a copy and leave a review.

Thank you,


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