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Chicagoetry: A Modest Proposal


It is a melancholy object to those
who walk through this great city-state
to see the streets, roads and tavern doors
littered with inconvenient and foul-smelling

human debris. As to my own part,
having turned my thoughts upon this
important subject, weary with offering
vain, idle, visionary thoughts,

I fortunately fell upon this proposal:
having to-date perfected the efficient
and discreet distribution of firearms
to our unwanted teens and tweens--

the envy of revolutionary ideologues the world over--
to further provide professional training
in the use of such weapons. Firstly,
to enable these unloved, unsupervised

undesirables to effect with greater speed
their own self-eradication (is this not our wish?!)
and secondly to reduce the collateral damage
to innocent bystanders with no score the settle.

I am not so violently bent upon
my own opinion as to reject any offer,
proposed by fellow tasteful and wise men,
which should be found equally innocent.



J. J. Tindall is the Beachwood's poet-in-residence. He can reached at Chicagoetry is an exclusive Beachwood collection-in-progress.


Posted on April 22, 2008

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