Elegy for the Skies: A Poetic Tribute to 9/11

In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I’m sharing this poem for the lives lost and the enduring spirit of resilience that emerged from the ashes of that fateful day.

Nine-Eleven by Charlotte Parsons

You passed me on the street

I rode the subway with you

You lived down the hall from me

I admired your dog in the park one morning

We waited in line for a concert

I ate with you in the cafes

You stood next to me at the bar

We huddled under an awning during a downpour

We dashed across the street to beat the light

I bumped into you coming round the corner

You stepped on my foot

I held the door for you

You helped me up when I slipped on the ice

I grabbed the last Sunday Times

You stole my cab

We waited forever at the bus stop

We sweated in steamy August

We hunched our shoulders against the sleet

We laughed at the movies

We groaned after the election

We sang in church

Tonight I lit a candle for you

All of you