New Here

Those young men joked about
how they’d tear down the stairs
during our evacuation drill
They must have been new here
They thought it was funny
We queued & stepped
Carefully down 8 flights
& met at our spot
behind the fence in the parking lot
while behind us others checked
the closets & the stalls
& these two guys said if
it were a real emergency
we’d be like that Seinfield
guy and knock the old
& infirm out of our way
‘til we were safely outside
But these new guys don’t know
When the towers were twice as high
As the skyline & and then they weren’t
We all got out okay that morning

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino
Copyright © 2005 by Anthony BuccinoKatyn Memorial

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.

City Beans
An Un-Ordinary Day
Siberia 1939

Katyn Massacre

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