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Bookstore Wall Spider

A poem by Dash MacIntyre about a bookstore urchin in Chicago.

The bookstore wall spider waits in the corner
between the manga and science fiction
with a stack of art books he studies
and tomes of old German full of philosophic diatribes
I’m not surprised he can read
but he never pays for a book
in this hip street local bookstore
and every day asks…



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Dash MacIntyre

Comedian, political satirist, and poet. Created The Halfway Post. Follow THP at to read my Dada news.