Terry L. Young


Chicago


Chicago ice nights
on the Loop

peering into windows
of great steaks & chops

smelling glorious
bread & butter
melting in the snowdrifts

tasting frostbitten salads
of the South Side
& warming in the glow
of a Greyhound’s exhaust

drinking steamy coffee
over gloomy
manhole covers
& sampling
apple pie in
dark alleys
of Cicero.

frozen stars crackling
in December wind
snowflakes covering
the very moon-
i head west

Submitted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

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