He Could Only Watch

Dedicated to the victims and their families of 9/11

His ears filled with horrible news.

His friend told him the tower was hit by a plane.

He turned on the news.

Fire engulfed the tallest tower in the world.

Smoke came from it as if it were a chimney.

He could only watch

From a corner of the screen,

A plane crashed into the tower's brother.

Another chimney was lit.

He could only watch.

People emerge from the side of the towers,

Falling to their deaths.

A tear formed in his eye,

As he could only watch.

The alpine chimneys fell

One by one

To Ground Zero

Never to touch the sky again.