Archive for September, 2010

THE GIG OF A LIFETIME

My Reluctant Readers

I had mentioned earlier that this story was published by Toasted Cheese, a quarterly literary journal.
Now that it has been archived, I’m allowed to give you a direct link. I hope you enjoy the story.

http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/2010/10-2/trizna.htm

September 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

JUMPERS A 9/11 POEM

9/11

I wrote this poem seven years ago.

Who alive on that beautiful September morning, other than the tiniest child spared the memory, could forget that day.
The vast majority of us carry the images of that fateful day. The one I remember most is the jumpers. Those desperate people, approximately fifty, who joined hands or made makeshift parachutes, only to meet the same fate.

This poem is dedicated to them.

JUMPERS

They were like birds flying,
Leaping from flaming windows,
No wings to purchase air,
No hope of flying home.

They were like birds flying,
Tumbling in twos, alone,
Flashing by in a smoke-filled sky
While crowds watched in horror.

They were like birds flying
Flights, imprinting the nation’s memory.
They were like omens flying,
Carrying us into a world of fear.

September 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm 3 comments


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