Justin Tallman

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

My Human Apology Poem by Justin Tallman


I'm sorry for the dirty house
inviting the roaches
tickling our laughter and starry eyes
with an irritating feather
enslaving our necks in submission
to the choking hands of
a blown fuse

I'm sorry for my blank eyes
staring your face down
but never really finding
that undiscovered smile
sleeping under a rock

that wondrous smile
that can repair a broken mirror

I'm sorry for my unmade bed
a soft stained waste land
I need it this way sometimes
to get lost in cotton dreams
dancing with the sheep
but never counting them

I'm sorry for my dry heart
it still pumps blood
but it's sandy
and cautious

I can't understand it sometimes
because it speaks in an numerical accent
counting the berries
and flowers I've picked
in my life

I'm sorry for the end of the day
parting
returning to our lives
clocking in and out
and longing for that thirst quenching taste
of magic

drinking under the shade
of an unrealistic rainbow
treating life
like a lemon

Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (My Human Apology by Justin Tallman )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Grotesque, Amy Lowell
[Hata Bildir]