In Memoriam - September 11, 2001

In Memoriam - September 11, 2001

A Poem by toritto

Climbing out from underground
ride a giant escalator
then turn right and right again
join the rush passed drug store chain

“National Bank of Who Knows Where”
flower carts and coffee vendors
through the great revolving doors
transported to the highest floors

when you enter, a surprise
Death is sitting in your chair.
“You didn’t know of our appointment?
Death is sorry but these things happen.”

“But what have I done? What share of blame?
I played no part in the Greatest Game
putting troops here, taking oil there!
I am innocent of such affair.”

“For the innocent no tear is shed
by the puppet masters pulling the strings;
those tearless enemies of peace
have counted you among the dead.”

Did you kiss her on the cheek?
Say goodbye to your two kids?
Have your coffee, light no sugar
on this beautiful September morn?

Then fly with me now
for the sky is a color of blue
you’ve never seen
in your lover’s eyes.”

© 2019 toritto

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Added on September 10, 2019
Last Updated on September 11, 2019