Nature’s treatment

For the sore at heart

amidst a concrete jungle

a jungle of soul

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Photo: The Lurie Garden, Millennium Park, Chicago.




Mansion from without

a tiny house from within

joy is perspective

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Photo: Chicago Riverwalk

The dependence

Garfield Conservatory, Chicago
Garfield Conservatory, Chicago.

Clinging for dear life

as humans to emotions

creepers too, to poles



Descends as judgement

on dissenters from above

the summertime fog

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Photo: The streets of Chicago, on the second day of summer.

The unchanging

Pies and bars were his life. Percentages became everyday parlance. And his tallied spreadsheets set him a class apart. It was picture perfect. He was the ideal high school student: teaches doted on him, classmates frowned upon him, and parents spoilt him for love.

Who needed good friends when you could have great grades?

Pies and bars are his life. Percentages… his wife. With tallied statements stacked in the bank, the picture remains perfect. Raises and praises shower on him, as colleagues thank his genius and bosses appreciate his smartness.

Who needs good friends when you can have great toasts?