Monthly Archives: March 2011

9/11: Day Two Hundred Two

I called my mother again, a wire Stretching across highways and over A river, and up the side of the house That I grew up in, then into a receiver Cradling my mother’s cheek, cradling, I was cradling my mother’s … Continue reading

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9/11: Day Two Hundred One

And the telephone was warm When it was my turn, and when I held it up to my cheek, warm From the girl before me, warm, Because she was still alive.

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9/11: Day Two Hundred

We were all waiting there, In a long line like a snake, Waiting for these telephones Because all of our cell phones Were dead now.

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9/11: Day One Hundred Ninety Nine

I remember waiting in line, There in the lobby, waiting For a telephone, for my turn.

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9/11: Day One Hundred Ninety Eight

And I remember, how I did not know what to do.

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9/11: Day One Hundred Ninety Seven

He told us we could stay Or that we could run.

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9/11: Day One Hundred Ninety Six

He told us we could stay, Go under the ground, Under the school in a bomb shelter, Or we could run.

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