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World Premiere - Madison Chamber Choir Concert

World Premiere of Dog on the Median of the Kennedy Expressway, Chicago. Commissioned by the Madison Chamber Choir.

Lyrics by Catherine Jagoe

I keep coming back
to the dog
running west
next to the fast lane
along the concrete meridian
between eight
lanes of traffic

and wishing
I could have stopped
although it was impossible
four lanes of us
nose to tail
seventy miles and hour

that dog, thin, grey
loping doggedly along
no Samaritan in sight
nowhere to go but on