Rockford was named the most dangerous city in America under 200,000 people by one source today. Earlier in the week someone carjacked a taxi and led police on a high speed chase through Downtown after firing shots at the police. I heard it after midnight Tuesday but it's not at all unusual to hear sirens all night.
The next afternoon someone had to be talked off the State Street bridge.
Pretty much a normal week in Rockford.
Let me see if I can find one of those poems I haven't published anywhere else because I am tired of writing today.
Using Your Medical Card
Please keep your card in a safe
Place and never allow anyone
Else to receive the benefit of
Disinterested medical care
Fear not the apathy of
Concerned more about their
Student loans than
Ye shall surely not die
But there's no harm in taking
These dress rehearsals more seriously.
-Thomas L. Vaultonburg
Not very good. Probably won't make it into the next book, but it's alright for tonight. I never seem to get to the end of my own medical appointments, but hopefully I'll be done with dental work soon. What a mess I had made for myself not going to the dentist in twenty years.
Rockford Pages poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg rides a bicycle
That's all. Going to eat my organic black eyed peas and quinoa meal now.