Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 11th Anniversary

September 11th Anniversary

I’m awake
breathing like a mangy dog
happy on a soft bed
oblivious to my appearance
and odor

the world is coming awake
outside the window

coyotes run home
after clearing the streets of
cats rabbits mice

the sun lights the sky
warms the clouds
but wants a day off
like the rest of us

especially today
a day marked
like a sinister bull
with death’s brand

the sun asks
how many corpses
will I warm today in
the desert

we decide the answer
but act like
it is out of our hands

we are awake
but coyotes have run off
with our souls

Randolph Nesbitt

Posted over on Poets Against The War

In two days we will have
the 8th anniversary of 09/11/01.
Where is that death dog Osama?
Are the mountains of Afghanistan
so formidable that we cannot ferret
his bony butt out?
The American Empire continues to grow
while we're waiting for his head.

Glenn Buttkus

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