Poem: Somewhere, We Mean Something

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Somewhere, we mean something
A vision from the East
In a town that gave so much
It only has the least
In a Rustbelt wonderland
Where rails and water meet
We smoke in secret basements
And lament beneath the streets
Voices heard in Wisconsin
From a city on the edge
Doing art and making music
In clandestine pledge
Everywhere, there is nothing
But ideas in our heads
And from afar, we do impossible
In a town that feels dead
There is a spark beneath it
And from far, it glows
A light that’s in a darkness
In a town nobody knows

©2014 James Takeo

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