fear enslaves us

September 11, 2008

each place –
its own box
of terror.

You believe ends justify means.

obsessions leave wakes

September 11, 2007

lewinsky-with-fire.jpg

I heard “oral sex”
ten thousand times more
than “terrorism”.

I saw her face
ten thousand times more
than bin Laden’s.

If only it had been otherwise…

photo source:

sign eleven

September 10, 2007

September 10, 2001:
Sausage 1.99/lb

September 12, 2001:
God Bless America!

October 12, 2001:
God Bless America!
Sausage 1.99/lb

October 12, 2002:
Sausage 2.29/lb

nine was was

September 9, 2007

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.