Solitude is the precondition for its opposite

Solitude is the precondition for its opposite 
I may have read once 

while alone and evaluating my relationship 
with other people 

and seeing my foibles
as clearly as others 
and not only accepting what I found 
but also changing this character ground 

not always moving but often thus
wandering far on fickle truss
bridges built for those who can't 
swim across the river rant 

hearing sounds of water song 
knowing looks askance aren't wrong 
tell me how it was that day 
I was not lonely, far away.