Summertime Chi

Short for Chicago

From a rooftop on Lincoln Ave.
you can see the fountain fill with angel wings.
Summer’s humid cape trails
your bike through grid-pattern streets.

Windblown, lake effect, rain-washed leaves.
Jazz music means: Uptown, red line.
Train window. I believe


Bryce Berkowitz is an MFA candidate at West Virginia University. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Cheat River Review. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2017, Ninth Letter, Third Coast, Passages North, The Pinch, Hobart, Barrow Street, Permafrost, Eleven Eleven, Tampa Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Laurel Review, and The Fourth River, among other publications.

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