Excerpt – A Man Alone is No Man at All

Because the formatting on the Fallout Shelter’s website isn’t to my taste (read: terrible) and because my poetry is (blessedly for you, I’m sure) short, I thought I’d reprint here the poem that my school’s lit journal ran in the as of last night released 2015 issue.

A Man Alone is No Man at All

 A man alone is no man at all,
  Neither rich nor poor,
   Sad nor sane,
    Bounded only

 By whatever sense his world makes.
  A society of one, 
   Is by definition
    An autocracy.

 Events tell tales,
  Interaction accords recordings.
   Engagement becomes necessary
    If everything isn’t to be made up.

     Solipsistic self-saturation occasionally serves as solace

    If everything isn’t to be made up,
   Engagement becomes necessary.
  Interaction accords recording.
 Events tell tales.

    An autocracy,
   Is by definition,
  A society of one
 By whatever sense his world makes

    Bounded.
   Sad or sane,
  Rich or poor,
 A man alone is no man at all.

If you’d like to see what it looks like distended over several pages, click the link here: http://sites.psu.edu/falloutshelter/poetry/a-man-alone-is-no-man-at-all/

The site could use more traffic, so take a look around, see what else we published.

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