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The Streetlights

For months the streets were dark, streetlights disconnected Citizens were shadows, businesses uneventful Difficult to see as one rides through the city. Cathedral security  and vehicle high beams the only light puncturing the dark. The streetlights are back on now … Continue reading

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SUBDUED MORNING

 Grey clouds hang over the morning Creating a midnight blue canvas Sounds of the awakening city hum Buses idle, waiting to capture first guests Tires clap on freeway pavement Early birds sweeten the chorus Towers aglow greet morning shift steps … Continue reading

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Detroit Madonna

The  Lady  stands on the roof of the south tower Now a beacon to those freeway bound Oversized and bright to signify her power Within the church and community hound. Atop the corbelled, carved parapet Her gilding gleams a bright … Continue reading

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American Beauty

The American Beauty organization was housed in the Albert Kahn-designed American Beauty Building on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The building stood for 95 years.    It was torn down in August 2012.  It was on the National Register of Historic Places, … Continue reading

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