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Fall

Iraq, I tell my husband, As we stand in our kitchen …   This is an excerpt of Amalie Flynn’s new poem Fall. To read the rest, go to her Wife and War blog, at https://wifeandwar.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/fall/ Advertisements

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Out

The Towers fell down today, My son says to me, his head … This is an excerpt of Amalie Flynn’s poem Out.  To read the rest, go to her Wife and War blog, at http://wifeandwar.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/out-2/

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9/11: Day Three Hundred Twenty Nine

Because it did. It did happen.

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9/11: Day Three Hundred Twenty Seven

I did not leave my books. I could not leave them there, Because if I did, it would mean That this, this was happening.

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9/11: Day Two Hundred Thirty One

And all I could think was how, How their bodies looked small like dolls, How they did not look real, falling like that, With their blouses and pants and suit jackets And skirts ballooning around them like parachutes, As they … Continue reading

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9/11: Day Two Hundred Twenty

They were the people who worked there, Who were trapped there, trapped in that Tower, a Tower on fire, in the blue sky.

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9/11: Day One Hundred Twenty Five

And that is why and that is how For a moment it was just this, An image, a blue trapezoid sky, Two silver Towers, and a bird, Gliding into a black iris hole.

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