Justin Tallman

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

We Are Poem by Justin Tallman


Skin away the plastic
let's just lay around as raw
as we are
as we were always meant
to be

Let it all expose
how fleshy and vulnerable
we are
open to all the dangers
of sharp tongues licking
our necks
and pelvis

Bearing all the scars
and fresh scabs from
a history
of humiliation
as our unmasked faces
express
all the sighing frowns
and smiles of laughter
not to mention those eyes
staring in disgust
at our regrets

At the end of the day
that's literally all
we are
just meat puppets at play
but we hide it all
under a colorful plastic
display

Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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