blues for a 9 millimeter ghosttown

on most days you
will find them here
detroit land of the
casual werewolf they
will sing you to
sleep on magic ave.
they say to drink
dark milk wait for
the commentary of shadows
here even the ghosts
carry 9 millimeters through
streets of broken dreams
tucked inside a book
your language has yet
to be written down
you'll see the sun
doesn't shine here god
lost a coin toss
and decided to build
housing projects on the
outskirts of heaven the
earth was hand made
a paradise of masturbation
where the children tell
stories in silence hungry
the dead send their
street sweepers through to
collect your dreams and
gather in a circle
before eating their

John Dorsey currently resides in Toledo, OH. He is
the author of "Harvey Keitel, Harvey Keitel, Harvey
Keitel" with S.A. Griffin and Scott Wannberg,
Butchershop Press/Rose of Sharon Press/Temple of Man,
2005, and "Moshing With The Cosmos" with Iris Berry,
Magenta Press, 2005. He can be reached at

2007 Underground Voices