Poem

I Went Back Home

Mark Starlin
Mar 18, 2020 · 1 min read

I dreamed in the land of Imagination
Until Science burned it down
Then Politics burned down Science

Thus it began

I wandered in the land of Identity
A lost traveler
Everything was reflected
Social designations determined by Committee

I turned inward in hope of Discovery
I recoiled at what I found
I dared not live there

I turned outward in hope of Recognition
Fame proved a fickle Companion
Ever elusive,
except to those who rued the day they found it,
and became its Slave

I swam in the waters of Institution
I struggled to stay afloat in an ocean of souls treading water
mistaking acceptance for living,
confusing abundance for Abundance

I looked to the Stars
The wonder of its vastness
It echoed silence in my bones
There was no Friendship
Only distance

I went back Home

Mark Starlin

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Old bones. Young heart. Focusing on a wide variety of creativity. @markstarlin

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Lit Up

Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

Mark Starlin

Written by

Old bones. Young heart. Focusing on a wide variety of creativity. @markstarlin

Lit Up

Lit Up

Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

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