an embossed sky

Written for:  the Twiglets #93 – “an embossed sky”

sky embossed in blue
sun-streaking September day
blotted out by ash


a memorial
wall embossed in etchings
names of the dead


Air declared safe by the governor
as responders dug to uncover
the survivors and dead
in the rubble that spread
Years later those heroes with cancer, discovered.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to an embossed sky

  1. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Sad memories for everyone. You did so well in expressing it through your poetry above. Excellent!


  2. Jules says:

    I know of ‘responders’ and they would gladly pay that price over and over, especially if they could have saved more…

    I was a tad disappointed that our local paper did not do a front page remembrance. Only a small blurb on the second page. How can we remember if the media forgets? I suppose it is like all the history books that have been re-written displacing the ugliness of truth with candy coated words.


  3. Misky says:

    A very well written collection.


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