Ballad of a Lonely Man

Joejohn Black
3 min readSep 2, 2022

it was a little like a song

Photo by Roland Lösslein on Unsplash

This goes back to 1987. It’s a narrative of an encounter between two men who, in reality, are one man, specifically me.

Though I’ve lived what appears to be a healthy life, complete with friends, lovers, education, and a career, less than a dozen people know what I’ve endured.

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Joejohn Black

Now dissecting thoughts and emotions, pinning words, then commentary to the facets, curating and sharing them as legends of my being. Then they’re on their own.