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Where is home, once you've left?

BY NeilSlevin on August 12, 2013
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My first serious poetic effort. It's awful; but it was a start:

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,
after all.

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,
daily.

Back and forth,
forth and back.
Home;
where is it, once you’ve left?

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