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.