Perfect September blue sky
morning light on the blanket you
lay on your back swatting rattle above
the financial streets
billowing smoke from the Trade Center
same blue sky
beautiful newborn let’s try this new toy
wonder why a plane flew
air traffic control gone
berserk for you
Grandma still wants us to come
from the left silver bullet slams
right into Tower Two
video game unreality
sit on my knee let me hold you
in Florida Bush gravely
time for nap I must shower be-
fore we go
call up honey, what’s happening?
wiggle your tiny soft hand through the sleeve
plane is down outside
just east on the pike
heard the screams up in Cleveland one
plane on the ground kept surrounded
hi Mom, we’re not coming downtown
to evacuate, malls to close
window of blue sky unzipped
F-16 but no air show today
are they close?
honey, please, just come home!
flash of memory
lighted bridges reflected on
water from Top of the World crumbling
down the apocalypse
now little man drink your bottle before
they assign you a number
2 thoughts on “Remembering”
Love this. I love the juxtaposition, so piognant and I love the specificity of the memories.
Thank you, Laura.