Justin Tallman

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

If I Went Away - Poem by Justin Tallman

If I went away
to an island with coconuts
listening to the sea shells
singing the ocean's secrets
to me

If I went away
deep underground
digging holes with the moles
tunneling all the way
to Chinatown

If I went away
high in the sky
dancing with seagulls
from the puffy white clouds
casting a shadow
saying hello

If I went away
in a tin can through space
sniffing the stars
and tasting the milky way
lips pinching
The nurturing teat
of God

Oh if I went away
if I went anywhere at all
would you miss me?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by the song Dark Globe by Syd Barrett
(sadly, I don't think I did his beautiful song any justice)

Comments about If I Went Away by Justin Tallman

  • Gold Star - 36,896 Points Gajanan Mishra (2/4/2013 4:16:00 AM)

    Singing the ocean's secrets. I like it. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 314 Points Hardik Vaidya (2/4/2013 3:47:00 AM)

    I loved going to china town by tunnelling through your poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013



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