By Lucy Mackarel
Evening has settled when I return by bus
For the first time, in a long time
To the place I refer to as
I know every bend and fork
Down these tree-lined roads
Everything seems different now,
But nothing has changed.
Perhaps it is me,
I am not the same.
This house no longer feels like home,
I am not the girl they’ve always known.
As I leave, a feeling settles,
Deep within my bones.
And I wonder –
If I will ever return again.
Lucy is a second-year English Lit and Creative Writing student from Monaghan. College changes a lot in your personal life and relationships with both the people around you and yourself and these poems were trying to explore that.