Chicago - Dec. 12, 2017
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
 
Beachwood PP&T
Our monthly PP&T archive.
Chicagoetry
Rhymes for the Times.
Beachwood Bookmarks
So You've Decided To Be Evil
Vintage Beer Signs
Easy Bar Tricks
Best of Craigslist
Wacky Packages
Chicagology
Taquitos Snack Food Reviews
How Products Are Made
Everyday Mysteries
Chicago Zombie
FAIL
Texts From Last Night
Fuck My Life
Awkward Family Photos
QuackWatch
Alcademics
Lamebook
Ultra Local Geography
Uncyclopedia
Best Pinball Machine Ever
Land of Sky Beer Waters
Calumet 412
Chicago Patterns
Vince Michael's Time Tells

Chicagoetry: Black Jeans In White Tel Aviv

Black Jeans in White Tel Aviv

I wore black jeans
In White Tel Aviv
Before teleporting to

Ponder the dusk of Tuscany.
You could dam the Mississippi
With the jeans I can no longer wear.

Enough about today!
Listening to dancers,
Ahead on rent,

Sustaining the loving lie,
The one that spares the beloved.
As if, during a recession, you stage a World's Fair

And are desperate

For begonias. Who is starving
While you "need" begonias?
I thought I "needed" black jeans

For White Tel Aviv.
I wanted my fat ass
To look good as can be.

I needed black jeans in White Tel Aviv
Like Olmstead needed begonias.

Life is a knife

That slices through calf muscle
Laming the dancers
You hear so clearly when you close your gilded eyes.

Life is a knife that cuts your black jeans
Into shorts, that cuts the bloom off
The gilded begonias,

That spoils the dusk
Of Tuscany that you worked a year's worth
Of overtime to witness.

You could dam the Mississippi
With the ruined sunsets at Tuscany.
It is life,

Not God. Not God,
But the knife.
And if you can actually hear dancing,

You are God.
Not exclusive to Tel Aviv
Or Tuscany or the Mississippi.

Sunset in Winfield
Has much to recommend it.
That romanticizing Tuscany shit

Is all in the mind
Which is as close to Winfield
As Tuscany.

The American mind,
That is.

-

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

-

More Tindall:

* Chicagoetry: The Book

* Ready To Rock: The Music

* Kindled Tindall: The Novel

* The Viral Video: The Match Game Dance



Permalink

Posted on September 25, 2017


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Cricket vs. Brexit.
POLITICS - An Odd Call From Bermuda.
SPORTS - All Is Not Forgiven, Bears.

BOOKS - Turning Points Of The Civil War.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Baxter's IV Bag Shortages.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Email:

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter



Beachwood Radio!


Ask Me Anything!



Wool and Hoop