nine was was

September 11, 2008

It seemed a time of respect.

Skies were skies,

no chalky lines
of jet smoke –

only bird and cloud and flag.

Terrorism
was not yet entertainment.

Booty and bullets
disappeared from the screen.

Reflection and restraint
seemed a collective value.

Never to return,

we lived briefly
in the eye of chaos.

3 Responses to “nine was was”

  1. qazse Says:

    This is a repost about those days and weeks following September 11.


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