9/11/06 – The Day America Changed

9/11/06 – The Day America Changed

Complex mosaic swirls over flower-bearing
mourners who hit the pit as names flow, firefighters
sing, George and Laura stand, non-politically.
Obsessed by death, afraid to meet life head-on,
we’re trapped, sequestered, bound by a police state
unrivaled since Stalin’s reign. It’s pipe-bags and
pipe bombs, Hummers and Katushas. Where have all
the flowers gone, media passing? Where have all the
hippies gone, long time ago? They’re buried on web logs
ton by ton, but never to be seen. A hundred thousand
come and scream just like 1970, but no one sees us now,
when will they ever learn? Buttons bob behind bright
banners, voices preach, but to each other. In the age
of black and white, the last elm left quietly emits gray.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2006. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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