Mama Tried has been a really interesting experience this year. I’ve met a handful of people who have come to my home city as a respite from their lives. Growing up here, Milwaukee never seemed to be a destination, always a swampy confluence which young native Milwaukeeans made a point to say they wanted to leave. I’m glad to see that perception is turning around, and sometimes because people from the outside are here to point out the value they find. But it’s also because we have some really fantastic things beginning to take place over the past few years. A few of my friends raced on the indoor oval, and I’m excited to do the same in a couple of years. Lots of good.
It’s not too often that motorcycle publications have poems, let along poems that feature the word “lovely.” But on a whim I sent this to Sideburn, minutes after writing it, and they put it on their blog. Read For The Birds here at Sideburn.