The Second went in –
We watched it on live TV –
and everything changed.

Real-time, slow motion –
History before our eyes –
Like a big movie.

Very few wounded –
Grey dust, choking ~ engulfing –
Choice without choice: Jump.

September blue skies –
Go black, an eclipse ~ darkness –
Skyline is changing.

Ghosts emerging ~ White –
After the roar, silence, ‘cept –
Uncertain sirens.

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