The Canal Street Swing Bridge
Hamburg Athletic Club Not in Hamburg. Germany
They cracked their heads and made them bleed.
They listened for 'others' and wondered why they crossed the street?
Idle men are waiting for their checks to arrive.
But they are late and so it is time drink
and a beer.
No one cares about Men they are obsolete.
Westinghouse is a shopping mall now where you can buy equipment made in china. Allis Chalmers is an old age home.
their grandsons working
Hating is okay as long as it is American
Ignored like old slaves
Metal shards and boxes of old nuts and
The Problem is testosterone.
men are indolent
empty and alone.
Testosterone is the problem when a cop hits a kid
On the head
kills him—with a club
is it possible?
We cannot Listen anymore to the sound of electricity
The “L” train passes over the city and cuts by the Brach's plant
Testosterone is the problem. St John of God sits on a park
That no one plays in anymore Because of the gunfire
Abandoned Like those churches in Cologne that were bombed
broken boxes. The CYO hall is torn
School convent abandoned
Streets bare of elms.
The Poles have moved to Naperville and the Italians to Arlington Heights.
There are no Mark Tardi's anymore.
Did you ever notice that women of a certain age start to paint themselves? They try to avoid the inevitable. While men of a certain age slowly descend
And become their fathers. We all want to be Clint Eastwood but most of us look like Vincent Gardenia. Driving an eggplant Cadillac and listening to
“Get off my Lawn you Kids”
If you say this you have become THAT man you always hated. There is a time when you stop wanting innovation- and crave what is familiar.Like listening to Ernie Harwell- or George Halas
a cat is red and she is a mutantBut she purrs and lets you pet her
And that is okay.
“ Fat nineteen, A priest. Malaise” Gilbert Sorrentino
People used to want their sons to be priests. But not anymore.
Blue Army --My ass It is all about the little kids
And taking advantage. St John of God in Back of the Yards has a bowling alley and
A CYO hall
I knew this priest in Bolivia
He was a real man—tough, athletic and normal They got rid of him
Bob Hardman likes to work in his garage and fix shit. He loves grease and the White Sox game and he likes to tinker with broken shit. You know old broken shit that no one else wants? Bob is Hardman. Fat but tough with a loud fucking mouth and he does not like lip from women…..Hardman says fuck you to stupid idiots who wear suits and think they know everything…Bob is a family man but hates his fucking family