Fallen Glories was written around the same time as I was writing a first novel. The
poem starts with a rumination upon incompletion, then moves into thoughts arriving at
bitterness and frustration both within a place and a body in which one cannot escape.
I have blended both the fictional character and the autobiographical into a poem about
disenchantment, envy and always needing a crutch.
Mark G. Pennington has poems in TL;DR and PoetrySuper Highway and is soon to appear
in Poetry Pacific, The Oddville Press, Futures Trading and Scarlet Leaf Review. He
has also published a first book of poems titled Lithium Clockwork under the pen name