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The Windy City by Kat Maher

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Title: The Windy City
Author: Kat Maher
Number: 81/100
Allocated postcode: EH9

The Windy City

Blinded by strands,
Clinging straw, scratching.
These magnetic hairs,
Sticking to lip-gloss, attacking my eyes

Torn between whether to abide by the weather
Or appealing to Jack — will he care if I’m cold?
Whipped and tripped, slipping and stumbling
My stomach rumbling, Porridge van closed.

My adventure is waiting
The journey a skirmish with perilous wind,
Meadows of ice, deceptive sunlight
So inviting from windows, a kaleidoscope of lies

Like a soldier to battle
With the rest of the cattle
Charging as one
We all fall down.

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  1. I know the feeling! What a lovely poem.

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