William Weiyi Marr


Night Cruise On Lake Michigan


Standing on top of a skyscraper
one can no doubt pick the stars with ease
yet from here it seems more likely
that the stars descend from the sky themselves
to decorate the Magnificent Mile

Shining bright in the fabulous windows
or growing pale in the darkening sky—
what a choice

Near McCormick Place the ship turns around
farther down are ghettos
pitch-dark
not much to see

(1991, Chicago)

Submitted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013

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