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Chicagoetry: Shangri-La Shattered

SHANGRI-LA SHATTERED

Look: tatters. Tattered
concrete coat upon
steel-rod sticks.

Leave it shattered,
the shuttered Shangri-La Hotel,
ersatz Shamabala

starting at six hundred
grand. It matters.
Leave it: husk

of a hoary hard-on
replete with billboards
and price-points.

Botch without bang,
dry whistle whimper
late to the orgy,

stately pleasure dome
diseased. Leave it
rot by the river

where everyone can see.
As in a crucifixion,
leave rot a cautionary

corpse, a shining for fools.
Hallow what is wrought
when luxury for a few

marauds mercy for the many.
Leave it rot so we
NEVER FORGET that wrought.

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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:

* Music on MySpace

* Fiction: A Hole To China

* Critical biography at e-poets.net



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Posted on August 11, 2009


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