Each writer provides a work, poetry or prose, that captures the essence of a city of their choosing.
even the name is brawny,
a blue-collar, beer-drinking, back-breaking, bull of a town,
a gentle bear of a place
a big-hearted, big-fisted, barrel-chested, brawl of humanity,
a cacophony of culture coming together,
whistles and horns, jazz and blues, the sounds of a city on fire.
checkerboard cops, speakeasy booze, tough as nails mayors,
a realm so raw that it forces souls to life.
God love ya.