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Justin Tallman

(September 4th,1989 / Milwaukee, WI)

The Sailor's Misfortune


I set sail
unaware
that I forgot
to raise the anchor
it still clings
to the shore
I ignore the tug
blaming it on
something ridiculous
like the wind
all the while
under the impression
I'm far off
on my way
to a better land
I never care
to look back
oblivious to
the cold truth
I never went
anywhere

Submitted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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