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1
Gold Coast midrise
My mother’s place
Elevator building with a pool
The type of place that people live
Who didn’t grow up in Chicago

2
Edgewater frame two-flat
We left just before
Gentrification
Would have priced us out

3
Rogers Park courtyard building
Right by the lake
As classic Chicago as you can get

4
Top floor of an Andersonville 6-flat
Because you can’t really claim
To be from Chicago
If you’ve never had to walk up
Three flights of stairs every day

5
Rogers Park bungalow
Which made it into the Bungalow Book
If you’re from Chicago
You know what I’m talking about

6
Although Rogers Park
Is where all good hippies go to die
I ended up 50 feet on the wrong side of Howard street
In Evanston* post-war soldier housing.
A perfect tiny house
Set in a garden

Where I lived: Chicago 22 to 64

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