My wife tells me—
And I’m inclined to believe it—
That I have strong traits of both
Introversion and extroversion—
That I have the deep inward life
Of the introvert—drawing energy from reflection—
And the rich outward life of the extrovert—
Drawing energy from sharing
My inward life with others.
Becomes a curse
When others are not
As interested in the hearing
As I am in the telling and discussing.
And they are generally not.
And all this makes me wonder what is
The place of someone like me in this world—
Just as I wonder at the place of those
Who’d rather keep to themselves
And of those who would rather not.