when p.t. barnum's big top became
overheated overcrowded on a hot
summer day he'd erect a poster:
TO THE EGRESS an eager throng
would follow the arrows find
themselves shunted outside
at present we are overheated
overcrowded: are we now egressing
ourselves from our star-bedecked
canvas no return ticket yet available?
2021 Jacqueline Jackson
Illinois Times has provided readers with independent journalism for more than 40 years, from news and politics to arts and culture.
Now more than ever, we’re asking for your support to continue providing our community with real news that everyone can access, free of charge.
We’re also offering a home delivery option as an added convenience for friends of the paper.
Click here to subscribe, or simply show your support for Illinois Times.