From the Editor’s Desk

June 17, 2016 admin No comments exist

Flaxen hair? No, no.
And strike the blue eyes.
Doesn’t sound right.

Boy she’s a beauty
and her family like
a soap commercial.

So here, remove these,
increase the heading
put it left, page one.

I’m thinking Promising.
Wasn’t she a top student
or athlete or something?

Well, Popular, then, use that.
And this other one, the girl
about a year younger?

The North Side girl, right.
Wasn’t that gang related?
A bystander? Terrible.

Put her in Metro, OK?
See if you can get a photo
a better photo for this girl.

I don’t know. Bystander
Killed by Gang on North Side?
Play with that a little, OK?



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