Alienation / Alien Nation (Rebooted as Alien Nation:Alienation 18/5/19)

We went into the Valley of Elah

looking for victory and reasons to carry on ,

when we got there those reasons had gone ;

they’d quietly slipped away

leaving us with nothing more to say ;

when we got back

we didn’t recognise ourselves ,

we looked at our faces in the mirror

that only showed someone else ;

all our words too had their meaning changed

for something that we couldn’t understand ,

and we who were born here

became strangers in our own land .

2 thoughts on “Alienation / Alien Nation (Rebooted as Alien Nation:Alienation 18/5/19)

  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

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    The comment (by kelly bella):

    My literary life is flat when I haven’t read a louis kasatkin poem lately… as always a masterpiece of restraint and revolution

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