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Nicolas GRENIER

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  170.     

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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Though

(To: Yelena Anatolyevna Shakhovtseva, Russia)


Was it paradise or hell,
A curse or a blessing –
This passing day
That the passers-by,
Fervently and tirelessly,
Weed out of their Eyes
Though they know
That, in the aftermath,
What they can only do
Is to wait helplessly
Lamenting
The loss of their sight.


(Chicago, USA,18 March 1994)
 
Muhammad Hesham

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