Friday, December 28, 2012

Watching The Poet Jesus Correa Cross a Footbridge

The footbridge that connects the east and west banks of the Rock River is one of my favorite places. In the summer I often see the poet Jesus Correa there. We live on different sides of the river. Nothing about that statement is metaphorical in any way. Here's a poem I wrote after I saw him riding a skateboard over the river.

I watch Local Poet Jesus Correa Cross a Foot Bridge I'm on his side Of the river And I know it He has a skateboard Under his arm And soon he's gliding Like Achilles towards Troy All that neurosis On wheels is like An avalanche On crack

And this is Jenny Mathew's drawing of the foot bridge over the Rock River with a haiku I wrote about the bridge.

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