Dogs 2014

ANOTHER 9/11 GONE
(9/12/14)


beheadings
are back

heads
are on backs
again

a favored
Middle East
terror
for Westerners

yet
most here
are worried
about the
calendar

"are we ready
for cyber attacks
today?"

they asked
me

we're always
as ready
as we can be
I answered

they are
not hostages
so worry
more
about non-bodily
threats

the day
means nothing
to me

it's just
one day
closer
to the 19th

my mother
died in my arms
on that hot
September
morning

a year
before
the Trade Towers
disappeared

forgive me
if I have
my own
personal terrors
to remember

and a head
in which
to remember
them