“The Illusion of Victory”

Detroit is a functional city
As long as the Red Wings win.
So why is it that
I walk
Around downtown, at noon, on a Saturday
And see not a single person?
This is the functional city?
There stands the Free Press building,
Now derelict, purposeless
Down, we are, countless tales of
Raccoon eating,
Murders, and gas stations
Serving as grocery stores
All of which
White men pass
On their way to the big game
$650 million
That’s how bad
People want victory
The easy way

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