If you walk on the Midway to the Lake
You will come upon a stone knight
Meant to honor Thomas Masaryk
Who died many years and 4536.83 miles away..
(Those who killed him are dead too
But have no statues in Chicago.) The man,
Martyr though he was, means little to me.
The statue is an old friend. We do not write,
Even at Christmas; it is enough
Just to remember each other.