Month: September 2019


Watching a lot of dead people

moving around, finding a table.

The heavy glass separates

the booth and the tables

from inside and sidewalk.

As the food carried by life

and served with a smile.

She hasn’t learned to give

up her breaths of hope quite yet.

Watching and waiting and eating.

Watching the gray faces of tired eyes,

I see my reflection in the glass,

praying I will never get there.

Copyrighted:  2019 CMM

The Day



It felt as if eternity stopped in one day.


Everyone’s eyes were swollen from tears.


No one was talking, just listening, just praying.


A feeling of loss, and not knowing why.


A prayer for those you could not call.


Confusion as to what to do next.


You wait, you wait to hear, to hope,


To pray… 9/11 a day of eternity.


copyrighted:  2019 CMM