Academic journal article Michigan Quarterly Review

Ann Arbor Restaurant Says Ice Agents Ate Breakfast, Then Detained 3 Workers

Academic journal article Michigan Quarterly Review

Ann Arbor Restaurant Says Ice Agents Ate Breakfast, Then Detained 3 Workers

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(May 24, 2017)

If you all squeezed into a booth by a window

you know the view's not much: a thin strip

of grass, then a high brick wall. And you know

it's a tight cram, especially if you chose to keep

your bulletproof vests on through the meal

and a firearm bolstered to each right hip.

Did you enjoy, as I often do, the small reveal

of silver clatter from the unrolled napkin,

the knife's fine teeth, the barbs of stainless steel

you'll soon plunge through the well-browned skin

of a sausage link, the concave face of the spoon

in which you glimpse your face, shrunken

in on itself, portrait as a pinched buffoon?

And then the shake of linen, a bleached white

flurry that settles over your lap. Soon

you'll have something to satisfy your appetite.

Did one of you order the huevos rancheros?

Mediterranean eggs? Or do agents eat light

when they're on the job? …

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