a phone found me
a friend rang
run to the news she said
it’s raining people

thank God no camera
was close up
yet my imagination
had Hubble-like zoom

with Tower two my heart
fell
with Tower one
the constitution

thousands of people
plundered
ten thousand lives
jump cut

and my instant prayer
unedited
went not to a soul
just departed

my missive to
anything
Holy
begged for our children’s
children

damn politics

but if you do that
politics will

damn you

with Tower two my heart
fell

with Tower one
the constitution

4 Replies to “Terror Is Politics Found”

  1. The feelings were, and still are, visceral. Chaos. Disbelief. Prayer. Grasping at consequence. You captured the moment, the time, the view from afar. Yes. We ran to the news.

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