Saturday Night after 9/11...


Union Square Park -
not too far from Ground Zero
thousands of candles

mourners walk between flowers
cell phone photo journalists

the armory's walls -
little boy tries to help
by pointing at picture

asks me if I've seen her
then his mom leads him away

soon after 9/11 -
mocking peace sign's slogans
in the empty bar

MAD man screams LIBERAL
comes at me with FIST raised

sarcasm enraged him
- ready for a fight

patron intervenes in time
for me to clear the air

after 9/11 -
an angry man
wants millions KILLED