Oh Did You See the Ashes Come Thickly Falling Down? Poems Posted in the Wake of September 11
Topfloor. Hold eyes. Hold hands. Take wing.
Better to fly than do nothing.
Out the window, PS 234, “Teacher, the birds are on fire.”
Fire turns into sky,
Better to fly than do nothing, better to fly.
Soaring eagles spy glowing ember -
The pyres of the Phoenix and the Turtle burn wholly.
Wailing whispers. Lost angels
Wrapped in dust drift down
An avalanche of ash disappears the world
With every breath, a shower of shoes
The day’s sandwich is uneaten
Fear rips out tongue.
The dead race for the sky …
Follow us as we run up streets.
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