Detroit high-rise

Detroit high-rise

in the face of
folded nostalgia
in a mosaic display

lost in a malfunctioning dream
with a coveted grand piano
covered in sheet music
in a Detroit high-rise

the sophistication of foolish
unincumbered dribble
trivial divisions and
exuberate vitriol

it's a mixed voyage
this trip
indifferent to incisive pain

the tilt in the scale
so pronounced
it isn't even
given a name

what's on display
in this makeshift space
that isn't the trophy of
the stronger side's desire

approaching the ledge to give
rhapsody a sip of chardonnay
before setting the whole
goddamn place on fire