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Seven Poems by Chicago Poets: Dipika Mukherjee

Dynamite

By Dipika Mukherjee

The bus takes the curve
on Wacker Drive,
past Tribune Tower,
past the new Apple store.
A boy, perhaps eight ,
whips out his phone,
shouts, Look! It’s the Tower!
He takes a photo,
carefully
fitting T  the final M  and P
on the phone frame,
click-clicks,
turns to siblings to ask,
Anyone got some dynamite?

This is Chicago,
so we smile.

This golden boy
with his family
(father, mother,
two siblings)
on holiday,
freckled and free,
with eyes as blue

as the Chicago River.



Source: https://newcity.com/2018/10/25/seven-poems-by-chicago-poets-dipika-mukherjee/

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