By Tylar Brown
Location: Art Institute of Chicago
Dangling low. You are a beauty in some eyes. Long, see
through plastic strings are what attract us. Kids
automatically gravitate towards you
because of your singularity
Walking through your strings
feels like swimming, but with no specific destination.
Being in the presence of your
rectangle with strings at every angle, people
feel at peace, relaxed.
You could be seen as a problem. I am in a jungle.
I need to move through strings
to get out. Like in life, you must
All of these plastic strands stand
with each other, but they cannot leave
each other, even if they want to. They can
only move if someone else applies force.
Pénétrable de Chicago,
not being afraid to let people in,
you are nothing
This story was written in Salli Berg Seeley’s Explore Chicago class at DePaul University in collaboration with the Chicago Literary Map.