The Chicago Skyway

A clear day

Is the adversary

Of the dark and cold

Winter months

So on a summers sweet


The city blossoms

From the west

Into the city

Over the bridge

The Chicago Skyway

A beauty that is

From way above

And down below

A city scape

I have come to know


Until Now

What did I want

I wanted nothing

What did I do

I did nothing

What did I say

I spoke nothing

And the wind blew

And my hair grew long

And grey

And then

One day

I spoke the words

I had sought

For many years before

To give love

To be love

And to be sweet

In being given away

I was cold

Until now

The warmth is back

In my fingers

And heart

Chicago Coffee

Off of Lake Michigan

Down on Belmont

Next to Broadway

There is a place

That lines up

Out the door

Not always

But once more

The caramel taste hue

More than a drink

A life


It’s where I learned something

I can’t quite explain

But the reality of age

Has the same


As that coffee did

Years ago