Poemdog

Dogs 2018

ANOTHER TUESDAY IN TULSA
(9/11/18)

to have
9/11
creep back around
to the same day
of the week
seems weird

does
that feeling
ever
go away?

I remember
that after
the initial
shock

feelings
of loss

of hopelessness

the local
news reported
that our
downtown tower
was designed
by the same firm

erected
in the same manner
as its taller
fallen cousins
over 1300 miles
away

some conjectured
that the style
might lend itself
to a copycat
attack

looking
at the skyscraper
will always
remind us

every day

that extremism
has no taste
for the success
of others

but fortunately
no obsession
with architecture