supine on a bubble

ursa major victory

tiptoe through the tulips

in the concrete rive gauche


venetian blind asylum entry

moist night breath

seawater in the sidecar
a soft but stern reminder

        “this is wind yes

     but this is not halsted

         this is not belmont

     and this is not cortland

         this is not kedzie

     and this is not damen

         this is not armitage

     and this is not ashland”

heartburnt and sunsick

aching for petrichor

surrounded by childhood relics

cheap attempts to localize

& the appearance of being literate

yet another loyalty card punch

good for “one (1) free bigger & better”


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