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POETRY / Uptown Chicago / Elizabeth York Dickinson

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A cut criminal’s smirk
edges the smooth family view
daring the doors.

Fringe and a garter
crimson as the ass he pops
because it’s a 
write-off, and
immunity wears a crown.

Cash only for the
needle of gin, confetti
pitch of the sax,
and Capone.


Elizabeth York Dickinson received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has poems forthcoming in Califragile and Eunoia Review. She was a staff writer for The Costa Rica News and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.