Justin Tallman

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

Chains - Poem by Justin Tallman

Breaking the chains
an impossible task
breaking metal
from metal
into separate pieces
until it is no longer
a chain

No chains
no perpetual dialogue
reaching across an ocean
no longer leading into fear
into jealousy

Nothing holding you back
no more circles
no more spinning
raving mad
pointing out details
of simple motions
ignoring the pointing

Waking up sober
(yeah fucking right)
to a new day
a new smiling sun
staring at the clouds
over shadowing
the significance
of your being
making you feel
so insignificant
you have problems

The chains are not there
they never were there
only imagined
in the cobwebs
of your mind

Now break loose
breathe in the freedom
bald eagle
and all
fly like
the earth
the ground
was never there
and reach the stars
break time
and feel space

Occupy the freedom
and savor
it's taste
like a grain of sugar
and if bitter
spit it out
all over
the place

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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