The Cities, They Each Have Their Song/Chicago

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.

The End

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