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Charles Thielman

On the Street

Long past midnight,
downtown intersections cross-hatched
by the fins of urban piranha,
the dark boas of avenues
soon releasing gray dawn.

Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., moved to Chicago, educated at red-bricked universities and on city streets, Charles Thielman was married on a Kauai beach and is now a loving grandfather for five free spirits.

Charles Thielman

Her Tea Steeping

A moth ticks on the screen
between lit kitchen and first wren,
reds and yellows burning across sky.

Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., moved to Chicago, educated at red-bricked universities and on city streets, Charles Thielman was married on a Kauai beach and is now a loving grandfather for five free spirits.