NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Like Mike

NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Like Mike

Van Gundy said Jordan was your best friend off court so he could hit you come game time. Some say his casino seat was always taken, he knew how to bet   on himself. Those two years in baseball a shroud to avoid suspension. His debt, his father, his father’s death. There is an I in… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Tell the Band to Start Warming Up

When it snows in Chicago, night never truly falls. It sets in grey, bright under street lamps. You pass the storefront blink with synchronous siren and spin of a gin bottle wrist. What you’re looking for, a thick pour in Mamet’s shadow—His orange moon in Irving Park. Wait for it. Let the windchill shut the… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 15/30 – Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago #1

Each street is a festival and they already know how you want your hot dog cuz    it ain’t just about depth in the pan. Look, the numbers are formality: call expressways by their names— Stevenson, Kennedy, Ryan, Ike, Edens. Jane Addams got a tollway, Jane Byrne got a interchange. Use the distance to measure time.… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 14/30 – On a Wall

NaPoWriMo – 14/30 – On a Wall

There is a boy on a wall. The city surrounds him like nightfall like street lamps           like broken bottles like           train tracks like graffiti outlines and fat caps like it all has yet to be filled in like the signatures are fading under protective glass like the blue light blink of the corner… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 13/30 – Like You Don’t Want Us

NaPoWriMo – 13/30 – Like You Don’t Want Us

You think you can scare us, like your winters mean something like we ain’t as stubborn as you like this wind chill fool somebody like we ain’t got this here couch cousin in a parking spot like our folks didn’t teach us how to rock a stuck car. How many more pipes gotta burst? How… Continue Reading

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