Signage Transect


by Lance Newman

Fidelity Investments     Chase     Bank of America     Boss
Smile for Your Free Photo     Best Steakhouse in Chicago
We’re Glad You’re Here

Burberry     Coach     Please Help     Anything Helps
Homeless & Disabled     Short-Term Flagship Retail Opportunity
Thicker Fuller Hair is Yours

Swarovsky     Cartier     Rolex     Citibank
Celebrate with the Best Ultra-Premium Vodka
Additional 50% Off Already Reduced Prices

Nordstrom     Intercontinental     Marriott     Macy’s
Homeless Hungry Alone Cold & Sick     Please Help
The Next Big Thing is Here

Guess     Ann Taylor     Levi’s     Eddie Bauer
Office Space Available     US Equities Realty
Free Shipping     Free Returns

Aldo     H2O     Timberland     Crate & Barrel
Vector Big Belly Compactor     Bottles Cans Paper Recycling Only
Walk Your Bike on Sidewalk

Brooks Brothers     Spitalfields     Topshop     Topman
Please Help If You Can     Every Little Bit is Appreciated
Illinois Lottery     $25,000 Shopping Spree

Nike     HomeGoods     Men’s Wearhouse     Gap
We are Creating an Exciting New Visual Display
Please Pardon Our Appearance

Banana Republic     Pink     Forever 21     Abercrombie & Fitch
Forgive Me Please     I’m Hungry     Hopeless     Sleeping Outside
Epic     A More Mindful Burger

American Girl     Neiman Marcus     H&M     Columbia
Fresh Chopped Blended Handmade Cosmetics
Download Our Free App Today

Best Pizza Place in the US     Magnetic Nude     Clean Air Hybrid Bus
I Have an 8-year-old Son     We are Homeless Anything Helps
New Caramel Flan Latte Bliss

Jamba Juice     Buon Appetito     Bulgari     Best Buy
Breakfast     Coffee     Pizza     Sandwiches     Gelato
Additional 60% Off Already Reduced Prices

Van Clief and Arpels     Bloomingdale’s     MaxMara     Gucci
Please Help Me and My Two Girls
Delectable Contemporary Cuisine and Cocktails

Omega     Louis Vuitton     Saks Fifth Avenue     Victoria’s Secret
Rome     Milano     Tokyo     Paris     London     Moscow
Skyy Vodka     Passion for Perfection

Salvatore Ferugamo     Ermenegildo Zegna     Giorgio Armani     Chanel
Flagship Retail Space For Lease     Sale Up to 70% Off
Caution Falling Ice Caution

–North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Saturday, January 11, 2014


About the Author:

Lance Newman’s poems have appeared in print and web magazines published from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, including 1913, BlazeVox, Fringe, Moria, No Tell Motel, nthposition, otoliths, Pemmican, Perigee, Stride, West Wind Review, and Zyzzyva. His two chapbooks, Come Kanab (Dusi-e/chaps Kollectiv, 2007) and 3by3by3 (Beard of Bees, 2010), are freely available on the web. He also curates the blogzine, 3by3by3, a collaborative poetic experiment in human/machine collaboration.