Poetry Slam Founder Marc Smith at the Green Mill in Chicago



push your button flip a switch clock's timers ready arms and legs are you ready line Decker do you have your jingling top ready okay hey here they come the crowd moves from the hotdog stand to the cheap flour man from the shoe shiner to the barbecue chicken spit turning chicken chasing the backs of heads through the tunnels that funnel the world away then from loops the human he hangs the Trainmen calls 99/100 Levin Belmont Chi scroll Kensington Kensington Kensington ten buttons are pushed ten switches are flipped get off get on get up get off coughs knees we choke the Train jerked forward folks flap an old man spits right on the floor and says I remember when the kids run alongside the tracks pumping their arms trying for whistle trying for whistle trying for whistle whistle whistle whistle whistle whistle 100 million buttons pushed 200 million switches flipped Trainmen brain med engineers gears bodies the broken Minds Louise wine the wheels wine Lou whistles how the boys know hoary heaven run alongside the tracks like Black Sticks and me as its ruins red sky like Black Sticks animated gets ruined red sky I cooked with smoke Oh

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