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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rupture (Detroit) part 2

“We’re basically under attack now.”

Tax foreclosures.
Investors buying from
under the feet of
long-time residents.
Qualifying for poverty exemptions,
the red tape they try to clear
saturates with blood drained
from once-vibrant Russell Woods,
(im)paling the neighborhood.
Too thick, too slick, they slip,
fall, carried away in a stream of crimson.

The outsiders, parasites
ready to choke to the death,
see only unnatural green

and call it pretty. 

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