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Read aloud your 9-11 poem
What? Lost your voice January 6
What? Not cinematic enough for ya
What? Not enough body count to bounce about,
What? All didn’t lay in fuckin’ ash

and why be rash
And risk the wrath of your fellow Americans
Obviously just pissed a bit about politics

Which we all know is just the true red white and blue
American default

and besides, more die in Chicago on Saturday than
in this inside the Beltway mêlée

And, by the by, that erected gallows made the use of
“Notwithstanding” somewhat problematic for the muse…

And we just can’t have that now, can we?

Two days after 9-11 I wrote this

TERROR IS POLITICS FOUND

a phone found me
a friend rang
run to the news she said
it’s raining people

thank God no camera
was close up
yet my imagination
had Hubble-like zoom

with Tower two my heart
fell
with Tower one
the constitution

thousands of people
plundered
ten thousand lives
jump cut

and my instant prayer
unedited
went not to a soul
just departed

my missive to
anything
Holy
begged for our children’s
children

damn politics

but if you do that
politics will

damn you

with Tower two my heart
fell
with Tower one
the constitution

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