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On the eve of the 15th year since 9/11/01, I was thinking about how we process and react to traumatic events in our lives, both personal and in a larger, shared sense.

Once I fell
A very long way
Time becomes nearly still
Just as they say

In the descent
Strangely, it seems now, I am able to mull
The nearness and implications of my unexpected end
Approaching at the speed of ground

I emerge bruised but something new
Overreacting, interminably repeating
This eventually recedes too 
So that I go on as before, stumbling and dreaming

As I fall, I see her watching, still strong
I wonder, she will stand for how long?

September 10, 2016

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