So we were surprised to arrive in the office on Monday morning and find a poem left on our keyboard, apparently hand-delivered to our office. In the margins of the verse was printed: "Metro Times, can you print this for Mike"? We present here this anonymous tribute to the man known as Dreadlock Mike.
"Dreadlock Mike" photographed by Bruce Giffin. Courtesy Bruce Giffin.
We've seen you, Mike Judges, priest, Pepsi delivery men, EMS, DTE. Solid apparition Solemn worn visage Heavy roped dreadlocks Moving between our Civic world Like an urban stream of consciousness Limbless in cold winter Snow-covered and frozen We gave donations In pure conscience A silver dime golden A divine cup of soup.