Mobster squad

Spontaneous (“Market

Street Gang”)

– Irish American



sticky fingers of

pickpockets pinching

officials and

labor slugging



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





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®



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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