Chicago - Jul. 12, 2022
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
Renegades of Funk Chicago
History vs. Hollywood

Chicagoetry: I Was Watching Jim Miklaszewski

I WAS WATCHING JIM MIKLASZEWSKI

I was watching Jim Miklaszewski when the plane
hit the Pentagon. I did not yet know that my friend

Dan was killed. Rod would call
with that "news" the following day. Our hilarious, radical, knucklehead
high-school buddy had become Commander of Naval Intelligence

for the Middle East. Later on 9/11, on the
radio, I heard that the plane hit the Navy part of the building.
I went, to myself, "I didn't hear

that." When the Cole was bombed a year or two before, I was glad that
Dan was safe in the

Pentagon.

On, 9/12, I sent him an e-mail: "You OK?"
We hadn't been getting along so well

of late, and that made me more
worried.

Then, Rod
called . . .

I'm losing it right now . . . shit! . . .

(SHIT!) He was our
friend, and

we miss
him

a
lot . . .

-

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 September 11, 2007


MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Don't Let Your Pet OD.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Email:

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter



Beachwood Radio!