nine one one



Tuesday, i awoke to horror and spent the day in tears


suicidal assassins had lived among us

for more than a year


undetected, undeterred.


yesterday's anger and shock are gone.


Family, all accounted for, have been in touch.

missing friends, unreachable, have reappeared.


i have so few, they mean so terribly much.


my heart is so very grateful.


yet pain prevails, yet fear


how do we heal

such an unimaginable world?





September 13, 2001





Neo Akuaba Shield, kiln cast glass, Akua Lezli Hope, 2001


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