Friday, January 2, 2009


City of construction, destruction, woe
City of the Automobile, the wheel, the wheeling
Executives wing the sky, slice, pull it down
Wrap themselves in bail-outs; vodka and cavier
Like Russian Barons, barren of thrift

Place of ghettos and grosse pointe
Snaked by Lake St. Clair
Driven by debt and Progress
Immigrated to and emigrated from
Stalwart, stodgy, steeped, stewed

Rocky wreckage
Bailing itself with barrels
Barreling towards the oblivious
Peopled and prospered
An American town.

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