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Where is home, once you've left?

by ElvisLinen on August 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Trainspotting
On the tubes and trains of London,
I sat, searching for Irishness,
but
no brogue reached me over the din;
no face mirrored my own.

If they spoke aloud- I did not hear them.
If they were present: I did not see them.
Maybe,
we are not such a distinctive people,
afterall.



And now, years on, I understand why I wish for home;
why people live to go there;
why
we must go back.
Because

I do. On a daily basis.
Back and forth;
forth
and back.
Home.

Where is it, once you’ve left?

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