Chicago - Dec. 11, 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: How Could I Not Seethe?

HOW COULD I NOT SEETHE?

How could I not seethe
for the exquisite luxury
of your
skin?

How could I not burn
for the fugitive elegance
of your
face?

My manly quest enslaves me.
Ensnared you, scared you,
beguiled you--like
a bitch cobra--

if only for a fortnight.
That's an English
term. This
is History.

As I wait to die
in failure, fighting
for every inch,
I lie awake praying.

I pray and pray
but God has nothing
to say. No
history.

Just memory:
the scent
from your wrist,
your vicious kiss,

your lemon hair
in the sunlight
at B'Hai
Temple. Two minutes

of mystery, a frontier
of hope, dreams
come to life (to memory
if not history).

Let's remain
anonymous!
Our memory
equals history.

I
remember.
I
burn.

-

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



Permalink

Posted on February 8, 2008


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