Our 18 Day Post 9/11 Marriage

Our 18 Day Post 9/11 Marriage

In a world crumbling in fear of towers

We started our brand new life together.

In a D. C. rich of men of powers

We started our brand new life forever.


While the people walked with ash in their lungs

And a holocaust of five thousand dead,

Couples holding hands as they slowly plunged

To a concrete steel world lacking God head—


Our families came together, a tour

Of joyous night light monument riders

And past soldiers once mobilized to cure

A world once gone mad, now gone to pyre.


Our Shakespeare, “my mother and me”, us, home

In new Alexandria found Shalom.