Remembering 9/11/2001 – Pilot Terror

By Kathy Powers

Infinite reports immerse our senses,
Colossal towers melt to charred rubble,
Mighty radio transmitters relay immutable silence
Abandoned cars populate parking lot cemeteries.

A voiceless nation mutely scrambles,
Prepares never-used trauma stations,
Collects unneeded blood and organs:
Powdered remains need no nourishment.

Skyjackers, people-erasers expunge
Big Apple’s workforce to DNA dust.
Vapors spew acrid breath over
Body-part raindrops.

Tacit pandemonium watchers, struck dumb in awe,
Monitor newspeak and comprehend not,
Why terrorists airbrush NYC’s skyline in
Smoldering, sooty, steely, smoked down.


About Kathy Powers
Advocacy is my therapy. Chicago, IL

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