Dailies 6/16/17: Chicago, skyscrapers, debris, waiting

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Steve Castro – Scrapers of the Sky

I swallowed a blue whale until it turned green,
then I spit it out. My name is not my own —
it was given to me — but when I
named myself skyscraper, pilots began to fly

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Randall Horton – Chicago: A Historical & Literary Review
       chicago: city of ice-cold wind — elbow
city of the rectangular block, where bigger
thomas choked mary dalton in a drunken
stupor on cottage grove, that great avenue

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William Brewer – Debris

   Storms are generous.
                                      Something so easy to surrender to,                           sitting by the window,

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John Burroughs – Waiting

Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind nor tide nor sea;

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