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Chicagoetry: Black and Blue

Black and Blue

One black morning
the ordinary returned.

Savings and career
obliterated;

inundated, enervated by
cheap, trite platitudes

to counting blessings
and "staying positive;"

insistent on owning
my righteous rage

(the only route I know
to letting it go).

The life of the legs
pickled in lead,

iron gills wheeze
and knock against the chill

dread. Blind sills brawn
with brittle damp,

empty trees
gaze like fools

caught in the windless
dawn. Beetles lurch

and spiders
softly hiss.

The blue sun stumbles
upon the haughty black.

Spies in shirts, knaves in shoes
and the ash

into which all collapses
return. Ordinary terror

resumes.

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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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More Tindall:

* Chicagoetry: The Book

* Ready To Rock: The Music

* Kindled Tindall: The Novel




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