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If I Were
Tom Montag


Perhaps I would
hurry if I were

where you are.

© by Tom Montag.
Used with the author’s permission.

Tom Montag was raised on an Iowa farm, but now lives in Wisconsin. Retired from a career in the printing industry, he is the author of several books of poetry as well as several books of prose. He's also a songwriter and plays bass, as often as he can. Tom teaches creative nonfiction and poetry at The Mill: A Place for Writers, in Appleton, Wisconsin, and his work has appeared in numerous literary magazines. Tom's poem, "Lecturing My Daughter on Her First Fall Rain," has been incorporated into the permanent design of Milwaukee's Convention Center, along with the work of other Wisconsin writers. Learn more about him at

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Something to think about from any age. I am retired. I am hurrying.
Posted 06/25/2012 09:20 PM
Short, sweet and honest. Helen P.
Posted 06/25/2012 02:49 PM
Gary Busha:
Perhaps . . . but maybe not. This is a beard puller for me.
Posted 06/25/2012 08:01 AM
Marilyn L Taylor:
Enigmatic, thought-provoking, very Tom Montag!
Posted 06/25/2012 07:42 AM

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