Justin Tallman

Rookie (September 4th,1989 / Milwaukee, WI)

If Anyone Asks


If anyone asks
say that I got lost
staring at the sun

If they ask
why?
say that I'm laying
in a bed undone

If they ask
how did this happen?
say I simply lacked
mental discipline

If they ask
is it possible
that we can save him?
Say
possibly
but I don't know
it's as predictable
as the current
of the adjacent winds

Say that I am
not worth the worry
or wonder

Please just say
I'll figure it out
and I'm doing fine

Submitted: Saturday, January 05, 2013

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  • Rookie Justin Gonzalez (1/8/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Then let the sands flow
    let me be unknown
    if I am not worth
    conversation
    or at least
    breaking the ice
    let the flame burn
    and the wax dry
    I have done my best
    the coin is flipped
    and I will probably die
    before heads
    or tails (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 483 Points David Mclansky (1/5/2013 6:31:00 AM)

    But what if no one asks,
    You’re never mentioned,
    Do we defy our task,
    Transgress convention?

    Do we intrude your name
    Into conversation
    Like someone rude and crass
    With provocation;

    What if the room goes still
    With hesitation
    Then resumes its shrill
    Cavitation.

    It is always a mistake
    To fade anonymous,
    Maintain, partake,
    Be eponymous. (Report) Reply

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