Here in Michigan we are pioneers,
Detroit daughters of a revolution.
Small town streets are still named,
The great blizzard of '78 is discussed,
As though yesterday.
Today the Great Lakes froze,
The polar vortex leaving behind,
© James Schwartz
Poet and slam performer, James Schwartz strives for the simplicity of Cavafy mixed with modern gay wordplay. His book, The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America, was published by in Group Press in 2011.http://literaryparty.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @queeraspoetry