Townie kids, we raced our bikes
Down the Quad’s long slow slope
Pretending to be late for class
Between the swards of student-scattered green
Sneaking into the student union
As though anyone could tell, or care
That we were townie kids
In college we were still the townies—
Loving the university’s front yard
But retreating to our own secret spaces
Carle Park, Westside,
Where the city kids and the suburbanites
Never went.

An older one, posted for the first time as part
of the Urbana High School Memories set:Doug

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