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Two Daughter Haiku

Rooted bloom flowers Slowly withers wrenched from plot Justice leaves flower.

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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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Prescriptions for Pain

They march and they march To clinic and ward and ER They ask and seek and plead Stop the pain that makes the heart bleed The limb, the hip, the neck, the back Physicians are a revolving door Resolving this … Continue reading

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Lost Child –Found on the porch

One cold, morning moment she walked unto the porch After a night alone? Overcome with life follies she collapsed Fell to her knees Then slumped to the side Hitting her head on the cement She lay there as the snow covered … 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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Primitive Legacy

A primitive people Once roamed this shore This land was quietly owned Lovingly embraced The creatures respected Natural resources godlike. What remains of their path? Shabby remnants! Street names City parks Long-forgotten legends Fill dusty books! Where are their faces? … Continue reading

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From the Sixth Floor

Across the skyway Silvered glass stories reflect The ancient and the modern the old and the young Businessman, homeless one Those ready to contribute Those who gave up long ago Fresh Opportunity Past Achievements The glass meets the horizon Exposing … Continue reading

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Freeze

It is a January Michigan morning Cold pierces your lungs taking your breathe away bundled woolen windows defrosted complete in comfort I start my commute road open wide before rush hour I fly pass transport trucks quickly deposited into the … Continue reading

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Tracy and Katherine

Tracy William McGregor was a Detroit humanitarian He arrived in 1891 to manage a homeless mission his father began For 46 years the mission opened its welcoming door To over a half million men who were served with love at … Continue reading

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