Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An Attempt To Do It Before They Do

"The outsiders observe us and then they get to tell the stories." -- Tina, Brooklyn-born writer (Sunday Memories - A Visit from Another Her New York: "I Just Happen to Live in NJ"- 8-09-09)

what I saw that day after 9-11

what my first (and only) car was

who also went to JHS 56 on Madison Street

what was part of our home

where we waited

what I yearned for

where I walked toward love

when Laura got stuck in the elevator

where we vacationed

what everyone did

what Florence used to line her bureau's drawers

how our family has always been

where we played when it was hot

who is missed