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  169.     

Wilson And Broadway At 4 A.M.

Chicago

Sunday evening. Drunk
and strolling home.

On the way an hour now,
block after block,

bar to bar.
Weekend's gone,

Monday's turning.
Along the way

his swollen fingers find
parking meter posts

are an endless xylophone.
Plunked, they play

the anthem
of a life misspent.
 
Donal Mahoney

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  170.     

Looking For A Girl Across The United States

Atlanta dating
Brooklyn dating
Chicago dating
Las Vegas dating
Los Angeles dating
Manhattan dating
Miami dating
New York dating
Philadelphia dating
Portland dating
San Diego dating
San Francisco dating
Seattle dating
 
Nicolas GRENIER

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  171.     

Bushman - Lincoln Park Zoo

He came to the Lincoln Park Zoo
38 pounds and two years old,
A gorilla destined to do
A starring role, by grabbing hold
Of hearts of humans all worldwide.
Got bigger size and fame than folk.
1951, Bushman died.
His heart stopped and human hearts broke.
22 years was not enough.
Bushman, Chicago would not yield.
Skilled taxidermists did their stuff.
Bushman still resides at the Field.

Bushman's glory will ever last.
He's a Zooper blast from the past.
 
Ima Ryma

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Night Cruise On Lake Michigan

Standing on top of a skyscraper
one can no doubt pick the stars with ease
yet from here it seems more likely
that the stars descend from the sky themselves
to decorate the Magnificent Mile

Shining bright in the fabulous windows
or growing pale in the darkening sky—
what a choice

Near McCormick Place the ship turns around
farther down are ghettos
pitch-dark
not much to see

(1991, Chicago)
 
William Weiyi Marr

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