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Chicagoetry: People Made Of Rain Could Wreck God

People Made of Rain Could Wreck God


Question: What is the shape of the sky?
Answer: The sun never lies.

You can't always
See it but the sun is always
There, always aware,

Even when spring squalls
Like black jellyfish
Dangling rain

Approach slowly
From beyond the shapeless sky.

The sun is always there
And never



People made of rain
Billow curtains, bang shutters
Flood gutters

Bellow thunder
Slash fire
Hostage gardens

Stampede the geese

They storm through at will and
Rake your brain

Roaming, self-contained cities
Of withering pain

Like Sherman through Georgia
Like ancient Moghul armies
Devouring every atom

Of light, land, air,
Soul and flesh
In their path

Romes of rancor
Montreals of menace

Foul people
Made of fervent rain:
Porous, limpid, dank,

Rain with fangs
Bent on pillage

Honing in
On you, coming
On the pretense

Of giving
To pillage

Self-aware enough to realize
They can't get what they want
On their merits

Jealous, insecure,
Vicious, vain

People made of rain
Wrack heaven

Rain people

They wreck your gods
And steal your light

They come and go
Like squalls

And steal your light


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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