Written for: Poetic Bloomings2, #211 – “And I Quote” – Installment 1
“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this
thing is to be remembered.” ~Edgar Allan Poe
You are asked to write about something you’ve forgotten. Write of something you wish you could forget. Or write a memory that has stayed with you for a long time that even “without a note,” you’ve remembered.
When September 11th is mentioned,
whether in conversation or in
a segment of news, I see them.
Those buildings. Flames shoot
out at impact of plane crash.
My building first. Watch it
vanish, crumble into dusty
debris. Every man and woman
on this bus watches in horror,
mouths agape. Second building
falls, people jump from windows.
Sand stark as a desert floor. Only
the beginning of nightmares
to come. I wish I could forget;
I know I never will.