Thursday, January 3, 2013


The Michigan Theater Detroit


“We are locked out:
like children, seeking love”
—George Oppen
“Image of the Engine”
New Collected Poems

This was once our world
In our hearts. The lobby, balcony

We are locked out: like children,
Once seeking love in the movies
Now all we have is each other.
With our strength all gone now
The young search elsewhere

Detroit is a dying symbol
Even our beautiful bony children
Have gone in the morning and left  
Detroit a squalid toy in the trash

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