Survivors, a 911 poem
by Michael R. Burch
(for the victims and survivors of 9/11 and their families)
In truth, we do not feel the horror
of the survivors,
but what passes for horror:
a shiver of “empathy.”
We too are “survivors,”
if to survive is to snap back
from the sight of death
like a turtle retracting its neck.
Published by The HyperTexts, Gostinaya (Russia), Ulita (Russia), Promosaik(Germany), The Night Genre Project and Muddy Chevy; also turned into a YouTube video by Lillian Y. Wong. Keywords: survivor, survivors, victim, victims, family, families, 911, 9/11, terrorist, attack, terror, terrorism, empathy, sympathy, truth, horror, death, survive, survival, violence, pain
Copyright © Michael Burch | Year Posted 2020
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