The Lark
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The Lark

The Crucible of Subjective Self-Identity

A sonnet

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twenty revolutions as another
not me, but the one I purport to be
tired, broken, no longer want the other
I try, can’t shed the ink tattooed on me
I fear its death, so let it hasten mine
inhumed and immured, in an unmarked grave:
I wish it to be, for it is malign
dissever from self, or remain its slave
wizened, aged, in need of some respite
awake to the wreckage, few grains…

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The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

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Stephen Chamberlin

Stephen Chamberlin

Oldish guy, trying his hand at something new. Retired Coast Guard Officer. Now self-employed in the wine and spirits industry.

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