Distant Pluto

Distant Pluto

by Geoff Lambert

A solitary voice amongst
Billions of stars
In a system of eight
A disparate equator
Absence of soul I give
Myself freely to itself

A ceremonial departure
Of a pioneer from a distant
Desolate existence
Emotionless and remote
Orbiting beauty and war

Flares of unbending light
To brighten the dark parts
Take my soul but give me life
Beauty not war
Tolerance not ignorance
A pioneer of a distant future

Original source, emotionless state
Bring me back this system of eight
See the light and flip the taunt
Take the dark and still your mind
Reunite my absent soul

Flares of unbending light
To brighten the dark parts
Take my soul
I give you my life
Peace not hate
Health not wealth
A pioneer from a distant future

The Straw Hat Effect

I was being lead down a different path and was not with the people who I should have been with. I needed to just let go and trust the universe. Maybe this time, I’m realising what truly matters, and not to take for granted the people who never leave me behind.

I compartmentalise and internalise external pressures and expectations and I aim to meet the expectations of others rather than focusing on my own expectations.

Feeling lonely is not a thing about my life that I’m happy with, although being alone I can handle. I enjoy my own company.

I suppose my feelings of loneliness is a deep feeling for companionship and maybe love, but being in the company of friends and loved ones seems contradictory to really just wanting to be left alone.

Feeling lonely brings memories and confusion, the better parts of my life and noticing their absence. It also makes me think Why me?

Being alone is doing things by myself, but also doing them for myself.

Life’s too short to drink cheap wine and worry about the people who don’t worry about you.

But the truth is, I will always be content with myself; with or without interaction with other people.

Somewhere in Colorado, USA


This was taken back in 1998 when I was only 18 years old. This was my family’s first holiday abroad. We spent time in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and I have to say they are beautiful states.

The people we met were lovely and they welcomed us with open arms, as some of the towns we visited had never had visitors from England.

I am hoping to re-visit in a year or so as there was so much more to see and do that we just could not fit in.