In a year, there is silence
at Ground Zero.
All the body parts
have been mailed back -
but not enough for everyone.
Someone is just a stain,
a gout of corruption on a tire tread
driven ankle deep in ash that day
over lumps that were the dead..
“He knows where the bodies are buried”
is forevermore an obscene joke; and if
Bin Laden doesn’t know the punchline,
how can we?
Someone I love is just a mote
on a migrating updraught in Spain.
Causes Deborah Fruchey Supports
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)