Contributor Series 1: 9/11
By Danielle Cross
(written September 12, 2009)
The writer dedicates this poem to the loving memory of her husband’s
cousin Tommy, who died in the disaster, and to all those who mourn.
we pour our tears,
sculpt familiar faces with frantic
hands, paint them with bleeding hearts.
Color has drained from this world, this gray canvas reflecting our hope,
We must be artists now, and we carry on, creating frescoes from the ground,
feather dust. To dust remaining
devoted, even now
as we breathe
and it scatters
Danielle Cross’s poetry (reserving judgment) has appeared in vox poetica in 2009.