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A Golden Age

your greatness too immense and Marcus my defenceless tears

Zbigniew Herbert

I don’t know and it doesn’t matter if there was ever an age of light and learning. Mine is ended.

I pursued letters across the floor, through soup and finally on walls and paper everywhere. My two teachers were tireless.

Years before I went to school, my mother’s wisdom was endless, my father’s justice inexplicable. I never could cry down the classroom demagogues.

Since then I have sought the simple republic in the love and politics of the one world, never at home. Utopia. Me Tarzan.

© 2003-2017 Stephen Taylor
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