When civil unrest in Detroit reaches a tipping point and the evil can’t be cleansed or the oppression overcome by judicial, “legal,” or legislative means, massive civil disobedience must result as a last, essential, and inevitable resort. In that spirit, I submit to the D-REM website the poem

“FOR DETROITERS RESISTING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT”

So evil may no longer reign,
And lawless laws may not obtain,
Our Constitution must regain
Its CONSTITUTIONALITY.
All reformative extremists
must indeed become CALAMITOUS.
In Michigan, righteous extremity
Portends this all-cleansing CALAMITY.
Then evil WILL no longer reign,
And lawless laws WILL not obtain,
And constitutions WILL regain
Their CONSTITUTIONALITY!

…and also my revolutionary poem

“IN DEAD OF NIGHT”

Erase the ‘N’ from CROWNS, bejeweled
And worn by corporate emperors:
You then get pupil-plucking CROW_S
Evolved of sable-feathered snakes
That flew through prehistoric nights.
Therefore beware, O mogul Trump
And your OWN reptilian ilk:
It’s but one mere misstep down
From contemporary night
To revolutionary NIGHTMARE–
And the black and crow-plucked blindness
Of the dead.

– Dr. John Telford
Author, Poet, Social Commentator and
Superintendent (recent & rightful)
Detroit Public Schools

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