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Going to Chicago MAG
As I walk around the ice-covered corner,
An incrediblewind overpowers my body.
Its coldness makes me shiver,
But as soon as it isgone, I warm up again.
I look around me in this concrete jungle,
I seenothing but titanic buildings and lifeless life.
I cannot find a hint ofgreen,
Except for a woman's fluorescent coat and the painted curb that reads,
"Passenger Loading ONLY."
As I walk down the street, I makeabsolutely no eye contact,
Fearing who I am looking at, and fearing what theywould do.
No one seems friendly in my new city, perhaps because I am not
But for once in my life I think that the old is better than thenew.
I wish that I were in my old home, my old city, my old life,
And Iwish that I had never come to this miserable place.
But everything will workout in the end,
And as soon as the wind hits me around the next corner, I willwarm up again.
Somewhere by Cecilia W., Gladstone, MI
Warm Days, Hot Nights by Jessa R., Phoenix, AZ
A Universal Attitude by Simanta R., Dartmouth, MA
High School on the Other Side of the World by Deborah K., Hanover, MA
My Switzerland Experience by Jennifer B., Knoxville, TN
By Yaniris M., Dorchester, MA
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