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Poem & Reading ∼ “Remembering 9/11” by John J. Trause

John J. Trause


“In the South of  Gotham”


In the



Gotham                                   In the

two                                          south

towers                                     of the               smoke

stand                                        city

tall,                                          two

their                                         towers

masses                                     smoke

narrow,                                    like

glinting                                   stubbed

like a                                       butts

remote                                     in an

control                                     ashtray            ash       ashes










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