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M. A. Fruth: Gap Teeth

 

Gap Teeth

The harbor gapes in unnatural haze, its two front teeth knocked out--

it cannot chew the ash that shades a mourning moonscape.

Triggered by lack of light, eclipsed streetlights so faint

we cannot see spirits who haunt the zero ground--

where terrorists jettisoned their souls.

We put our hardheads into hardhats--

searching for shadows lost and found--

smudged eyes damp not only from acrid soot.

Missing firefighters and cops still search--

their winking headlights in the rubble--

they will seek the peace forever.

We seek the light--

to understand the sight that's jumbled through the smoke--

Love leavened justice will hug hate till it ooze away.

The blood shall mulch the soil--

out of mass murder, peaceful accord--

the peace will heal us, every living thing.

The peace You bring will grow again.

M. A. Fruth

El Camino Way

Palo Alto

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