Tag Archives: September Eleventh 2001

Spin

When my son asks me what is a tsunami, I tell him it is a giant wave, Caused by a volcano or an earthquake, That can make the ocean floor shift and We look it up on the computer together, … Continue reading

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Tissue

There is an Afghan journalist, Living in Kabul and in this war, And he tells me about his injuries, How he has six fresh shrapnel wounds, And two bullet wounds that are healing, And I am mowing the lawn, Here, … Continue reading

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Out

The Towers fell down today, My son says to me, his head Emerging, again, out of the water, In this bathtub, before disappearing again, Below the surface, His body still there, but submerged, wavy, And dislocated from itself, and I … Continue reading

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Wash

I am standing in my dark garage, Unloading a washing machine, facing a concrete wall, and I am pulling the clothing out, out of the washing machine, A shirt by the left arm, a pair of pants by one leg, … Continue reading

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Crack

The first time my husband said it, said The word divorce, I felt my marriage break, And I remember how on 9/11, just when I stopped running and started to walk, how I heard it, heard it behind me, a … Continue reading

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Hole

My husband came home today with a hole in his head. It is always a convoy going somewhere mission nowhere A bomb going off a head exploding like this or this or this We go to the VA hospital.  From … Continue reading

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