Saturday, September 10, 2011

As I woke this morning – v2

As I woke this morning, I remembered
I remembered that day, the exact moment
pain afresh, reliving, so clear, so vivid
when I saw the towers, innocence burning
our lives never the same, different
a shower of debris. The gasps, of each new person
coming into the room, silent, crying
seeing the images, over and over
Feeling the same ache as when
I watched the Challenger
explode in the sky.
So much lost
We watched, unsure
tears streaming down, helpless
Attacked on our soil, numb
disbelieving, even though seeing
I remember the air in the lounge,
all of us strangers, together
the small screen too big
showing too vividly the pain
the anguish, the towers hit, falling
plumes of smoke, of flame
darkness that morning, echoing still
friends, new friends, in the room
who may have loved ones in New York
in the Pentagon, at that moment
of different races, religions
from around the globe;
a call on a cell phone
All transfixed, unable to move

edited September 10, 2016
As I woke this morning – v4
15th anniversary of attacks of September 11, 2001
edited November 23, 2015
As I woke this morning – v3
(editing version 2)
September 22, 2011
Fruits of Rage
melding the consequence of possibly executing an innocent man
and the decade since September 11, 2001
September 21, 2011
Fruits of a Decade
September 21, 2011
Seeds of Hate
September 11, 2011
Reclaiming September 12
September 11, 2011
Reliving these moments
September 10, 2011
Terror Real
10th anniversary of September 11, 2001
and the plot to attack DC and NY
reported September 9, 2011
edited September 10, 2011
As I woke this morning – v2
all of my September 11, 2001 poems
September 11, 2008
As I woke this morning
On the anniversary of September 11, 2001
watching it my first year of law school
Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH

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