Feeling the tranquil pleasure of
being near a gathering but not quite in it
hovering on the perimeter of a campfire.
Chatting outside a party while others dance inside.
Resting your head in the backseat of a car
listening to your friends chatting up front.
Feeling blissfully Invisible yet still fully included.
Safe in the knowledge that everyone is together
and everyone is okay with all the thrill of
being there without the burden of having to be.