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Chicagoetry: 77 Minutes After 8

77 Minutes After 8

Way past 8
I met my intimates
Hugo Himself and Mike Miracle

To watch the proxy war
On the big screen
At the Proxy bar

In the Village
On Damen near where
Sweet Alice used to be,

By the plethora
Of chyrons,

Petting our peeves,
Fanning our fears,
Newest amongst them

The shrill shriek of a car engine
Suddenly revving.
We rescinded all

Immodest demands
And relished the miracle
Of our true selves.

I'd been raining all day
But my intimates
Forgave me, for

What else is a sky
Like me to do
At times but rain?

Is the miracle
Of friendship.

I'd rained so much
The river rose

So the tour boats
Couldn't fit
Under the bridges.

I surely was the rain but not
The thunder; that's God
Singing in the shower.

And if God is, in fact,
Father, imagine the pain
He must feel,

His holy heart
A dead farm.
He could use a hearty song.

We three chuckled
At our lucky trinity
(We've only lost one brother

To the endless War),
Three "Be Movies"
Vowing to remain

Authentic as we laughed
Under assumed names.


J.J. Tindall is the Beachwood's poet-in-residence. He welcomes your comments. Chicagoetry is an exclusive Beachwood collection-in-progress.


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