Why I Don’t Drink Tequila

By Marc Meierkort

It was that 3rd shot
smooth & clear
that peeled away
the film:
__________what is real
who are ghosts
and why we are
always remembering
things we promised
ourselves we will
always remember to forget:
____who wore what what
____ate what
____came first
____what color her eyes
Marc Meierkort, a life-long Chicago resident, has taught English and Film Studies at Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, IL the past 19 years. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (B.S.) and National-Louis University (M.A.T.). He has recently had poems accepted for publication by Neologism Poetry Journal, The Main Street Rag, Pamplemousse, Poor Yorick, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Pennsylvania English, Columbia College Literary Journal, and Inscape Magazine.