Sunday, September 4, 2011

New York Terrorism

(September 9, 2001)

Victor P. Gendrano

simple math
six hijackers
to six thousands dead

innocence crumbles
among New York rubble
September rain

patriotic fervor
the red geraniums
remain in bloom

blood-stained sun
sinks in the rubble
twilight of hopes

the Vietnam vet buys
red, white and blue tulips
memorial garden

In my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves, © 2005, but first published in World Haiku Review, Vol. 1, Issue 3, November 2001.

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