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September 11, 2007
Local NPR radio newscast; “report of airplane hitting WTC in NYC.” Eyes pop open; all senses alert. Up, I turn on TV news. Shit-oh-dear-my-God. Watching, in real time, oh-my-God; another tower hit. Body won’t move. Must tell Creighton. Will make him crazier. Or maybe not. Must let him see it. Standing together transfixed, gaping, stunned, shocked.

airplane explosions.
indelible imprint;
negative burned into the brain,
spirit unable to absorb.


aftermath everywhere;
rippling, rearing, roaring,
sneaky snake bites.


new moon anxiety;
elevation of all senses,
senseless? sensible?


mule headed will emerges;
clatter of hoof on baked shale
grindstone mentality
millstone fears.