World Trade

When the Towers fell

there was shock

grief for the lost

and the loved ones

and I felt also

a sense of empathy

for the attackers.

The people in the Towers

were innocent,

but the Towers themselves

phallic symbols


on a global scale.

If I thought

simply driving a plane

into a building 

would end perpetration,

I'd do it too

Such subtle layering

of trust and mistrust

betrayer and betrayed

All photos on this site

were taken by Dana Davis

Oakland, California, USA

copyright 2016-2019 Lorraine Bonner

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