Mobster squad

Spontaneous (“Market

Street Gang”)

– Irish American

criminals

 

sticky fingers of

pickpockets pinching

officials and

labor slugging

 

they

had the sly scheming

in the (“Newspaper

Circulation Wars”)

 

hearts like flint

often wore “masks”

– used the crowbar

carried the burglar bag

 

buffeted by Chicago winds

building

canyons

gray

 

to the drink of prohibition,

tommy guns spit out

death like old couches

in tenement rooms

 

tombs of the law

 

 

under the table cash with

 

 

 

a blind eye.

 

Copyright © 06/20/2014 Ð Ṝ Ƣ Ñeedle & Ŧhread®

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2 comments on “Mobster squad

  1. Magnificent images of a past that’ll never be forgotten – this is writing at its best!

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