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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

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