Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Blue Tuesday Morn (The 95th Floor)
I woke up this morning and I heard birds chirping, a plane flying overhead and police sirens in the distance. It was another beautiful blue Tuesday morn.
the 95th floor
This is an acrostic.
Astonished startle, half awake,
Restless visage, shiver-shake,
Mental mind-meld, second-take,
Another hour 'till daybreak.
Nerves of steel, intrepid state.
Traffic's light, weather warm,
Aurora bright, Blue Tuesday morn.
Newton's apple, cir-cum-form.
Astute arrival, time to spare,
Prodded people everywhere.
Orchestral motions, symphonic flair,
Carnival-istic rustled air,
Electric intensity, dawn's time-square.
Plane half full, infernal wait,
Expectant delay, 14 late,
Relaxing music, pre-vegetate.
Entered sky, a minute to eight.
Senses tingling, slight dismay,
Initial feeling, a.o.k.,
Grauman's Theater, love L.A.,
Dreaded flight, eternity.
Open caskets, lots of room,
Silent chaos, terrorists loom,
Aerial assault, impending doom.
Nowhere to go, celestial tomb.
Flight control, "Transponder on?"
Unable to reach or correspond,
Your altitude, "Please respond."
Friend or foe? Show of force,
Under attack, flight off course,
Decided turn, getting worse.
Armed assailants, attendants down,
Internal mutiny, muffled sound,
Eighty-six lives nowhere bound.
Flight 181 silent now,
One hundred degree turnaround,
Direction change, Big Apple Town.
Hudson River, Country Sides,
Insipid horizons, cerebral tides.
Silhouettes of grey skylines.
September Sky, bluish morn,
Undeterred, Islamic scorn.
Lurid Jihad, Al Qaed-ac swarm.
Severed Streets, urban blight,
Euphoric wreak, conceded fight.
Yesterday's gone, twin towers in sight.
Repeated cries, "Terminate!",
Early warnings, too little, too late.
Nostradamus visions vacillate.
Novocaine numbs the brain,
Utopian crypts of cellophane,
Euphoric, rapture d windowpane.
Seventh Sign, Martyrs' born,
Aqua-teal sky is torn.
Lucifer's Cadenced Overture,
Unforgettable Tuesday Mourn,
No landing strip, no open door,
Sojournal stop, the 95th floor.
To the Passengers of American Airlines Flight 811
And all the victims of 9/11
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