Going For a Walk

by | Apr 8, 2015 | Poetry

Nothing symbolic —

black is black;

white is white.


When I say I am

going for a walk,

I am not


on a quest, am not

on pilgrimage;

I am not


a seeker, am not

a holy beggar.

Believe me,


the song I sing

is a walking song.

I am not


looking for God.


Photo By: Nick Kenrick

About The Author


Tom Montag’s books of poetry include: Making Hay & Other Poems; Middle Ground; The Big Book of Ben Zen; In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013; This Wrecked World; The Miles No One Wants; Love Poems; Seventy at Seventy and The River Will Tell You (forthcoming). His poem ‘Lecturing My Daughter in Her First Fall Rain’ has been permanently incorporated into the design of the Milwaukee Convention Center. He blogs at The Middlewesterner. With David Graham he recently co-edited Local News: Poetry About Small Towns.