1. Jim Behrle Could Afford to Chill

    That’s the best advice I’ve gotten since

    I bought this bacon suit

    I could teach a Master Class in being

    An asshole but I probably wouldn’t

    Get paid and only assholes would

    Enroll and I would almost rather

    Be the animal rug lying on the floor

    Getting pissed on

    I’ve embarrassed myself at HTMLGiant

    And now I can never show my face

    On the internet again

    But to be chill would be so wonderful

    Like a pep-o-mint Lifesaver

    Cracked in half between the back

    Teeth, it too makes a spark

    But it is also very chill

    I used to be a young poet but now

    I should just circle the block in

    My Volvo looking for a parking spot

    Even though I don’t have a Volvo

    I think I can’t afford a Volvo

    But I could afford to chill

    Like wind through antlers

    Or when I forget to zip my pants

    I ran track at Go Fuck Yourself Prep

    But I always came in last and now

    Look at me I’m a famous poet on

    Practically every list poem

    I didn’t even have to become a

    Professor or write a bunch of books

    I didn’t have to work hard at all

    Now that I’m famous I can become chill

    Breath on glass peeling off

    Chill as a sockless lover’s

    Cold feet in the sack

     
  2. Ben McFall┬áhere. I am sorry to report that the Conceptual Poets finally caught up to our dear Jimmy. Jim’s final words were “Think the Poetry Foundation will pay me $900 for this?” 1973-2013. Jim leaves behind lots of stickers and construction paper. He loved all of you deeply.

     
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  6. Poets are people, too, People Magazine

     
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  8. Smurfmission

     
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  10. The New York Times publishes poetry, right?