Big City America

 

Big City America

It’s an eternal summer

in Big City America.

Brother Sun shines his upper-class

blessings on the gentrified metro.

Brooklyn, South-End Boston, Bella Vista,

Bed-Stuy, (White) Chocolate City

grin like Cheshire Cats,

smoking the cigars of reborn status.

 

It’s an eternal winter

in Big City America.

Sister Storm cloud rains and snows

her working-class maladies

on the broken neighbourhoods and projects.

South-East DC, North Philly, South-Side Chicago,

Spanish Harlem, Detroit,

frown like a night-nauseous moon

standing in line, restlessly,

for that stillborn star-spangled dream.

 

 

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