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Life Arts    H4'ed 9/13/20

Poem written on 9/11/2001

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The Kneeling Fireman
The Kneeling Fireman
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We may think instrumentation,

marveling at those skeletal arms of tattered metal

arthritically trembling toward the harshness of blue late summer sky

like a witch melted to a pool of bones

Our new Titanic has been blasted by blasphemy

but our statue remains: the true spirit behind the pseudo-Babel;

and all those souls bowed to their real icon, life

and dared us to continue climbing up the charred metal

knowing how many lives there are to give for freedom

I look through to them through the living

in thanks

though the foe is still unknown

the martyrs are clear

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