Photo by: Carmen Varner, 2012
An excerpt from "Alien," which I wrote July 29, 2012.

By: Carmen Varner

I'm not sure where I am. 
All I know is that I'm an alien,
a martian, a one-eyed green monster.
Out of place and alone
in this house of white.
To be alone,
to feel alone
is not as simple as being by yourself.
It's entirely real to be alone in a crowd.