Children Along Lake Michigan
I wonder what they like better, the rhythms tossed by the white hats bobbing on the lake, or the rhythms stilled in time by man and design (see the doors that let us inside to that museum over there?) Like they care: they laugh and squash giggles behind their hands, dying to learn the body between water and land, the one language of pure, blind running.
Joe Bonomo is the author of Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found, Installations, Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band, and a forthcoming book about AC/DC’s Highway to Hell for Continuum’s 33 1/3 Series. Recently listed in “Notable Essays” in Best American Essays, his prose appears in Fourth Genre, Brevity, New Ohio Review, Storyscape, Hotel Amerika, and the “Lyric Essay” issue of Seneca Review. He’s at work on a collection of autobiographical essays, and teaches at Northern Illinois University.