an autumn day not unlike today.
People going off to work,
not knowing they wouldn’t come home.
the black smoke rising
against the turquoise sky
polluting our national security.
fear, grief, confusion, shock.
Who did this? Why?
Tears falling under silent skies.
the best in people
as together we faced the unthinkable
in those next few weeks.
So many things have changed
since that bright September morning.
Have we forgotten who we were on