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Chicago Weekend, a poem by Jennifer Lemming

Chicago Weekend
by Jennifer Lemming

jazz and blues
            and funky, funky news. 

Cabrini Green’s ghost  and low down tickets,
            notes to tell your lover,
            written in another language,

so no one can read it but you, and one day
            even you will forget the words
            but still taste the meaning.

Bio: Jennifer Lemming grew up in Elkhart, Ind., and lived in Indianapolis for 15 years before recently moving to Bismarck, N.D.