Lonely People

By Nupur Kudapkar 

lonely people 

don’t ask for love


they search for it everywhere 

in the random strangers 

that they met at the grocery store 

in the corners of alleyways 

on their walk back home 

and the cracks in between books on shelves at the library 

you don’t notice them, normally 

because of how quiet they are

they yearn for love 

so deep in their soul 

and desperately all over their body 

humans are meant to be loved, after all 

lonely people 

don’t ask for love 

but they deserve 

the greatest love stories

ever told