Poetry & Video links by James Schwartz

by James Schwartz

Summer Mix 2022

Detroit description:

73 degrees on a late June night,

I sit above the street,

On the balcony,

Catching the breeze,

With the fluttering Ukraine flag, 

Above the bricks, 

With my tablet open to YouTube 

Playing Detroit Motown, 

Best of 90s Trance, 

Detroit techno,

Lana Del Rey, 

&

watching the starry sky 

& 

traffic on John R. 



Some hot cars, 

Northbound to 7 Mile, 

Southbound to 6 Mile, 

This is Motor City baby, 


He says see you around bro,

we fistbump,

He Leaves me to,

Thoughts on far away cityscapes, 

& men that left, 


 I see,

My first firefly of the season,

Glowing in the foreground,

At the same time,

A plane in the background,

Makes its descent across the city... 


Bio: James Schwartz is a poem, slam performer and author of various poetry collections including The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America (Kindle, 2011), Punatic (Writing Knights Press, 2019) & most recently Motor City mix (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)

Playlist:



https://youtu.be/RvjDjLEhDQs 

https://youtu.be/2QVC__Uvd8s 

https://youtu.be/gTPSxbQ9sbo 

https://youtu.be/TX-Qn-Yh5p0 

https://youtu.be/1nsmXLIr45s 

https://youtu.be/WwNrxAIQqYY 

https://youtu.be/khedks_HSdE

https://youtu.be/YnwfTHpnGLY 

https://youtu.be/Xl9lQonO_RQ