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Postcard From Chicago This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   "The view of Chicago is amazing, Mom!"

The brilliant sky

continues on forever,

blue as a computer screen, and

the buildings are so small.

I love being here.

Breathing the air is magnificent, and

as I look off Navy Pier I think,

Wow, I'm in Illinois.

We walk the streets just like tourists,

cameras in hand, pictures taken at every corner.

"Let's play in FAO Schwartz," said Joanne

We ate at Gino's East on Michigan Avenue

Niketown here we come.

(I think I could get in the record books

for the fastest return: one minute

I had bought a pair of shorts and a t-shirt

I loved the shirt the shorts were okay

so I decided to return the shorts.

I actually felt very good about returning them.)

Then we were off to Kaminski Field

to the White Sox game.

We didn't stay; they were losing

and we need to get on the road and head to our next stop:


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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jordann_lil_guh said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 6:05 pm
I love this. I have relatives in Wisconsin, and we always stop in Chicago on the way there and the way back. Great.
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