10.22.2005

Makeshift Memorial in Jersey City, N.J.

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved. Makeshift Memorial
Jersey City shoreline on the Hudson River facing lower Manhattan.

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved. J. Seward Johnson - Makeshift Memorial

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved. A piece of steel to touch and feel

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved. The moment before memorial



Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.Jersey City's 911 losses

PEOPLE AT THE RAILING

Seems to be more people
than usual
standing at the railing
staring across the river

Can’t blame them you know
not only a beautiful view
but I know
many of the strangers
who visit here
like me
are looking at the shadow
of things that used to be.

Four years doesn’t make
the sadness go away
or the memory disappear.
We all still see
what used to be,
there, across the river.

As sure as Christmas
comes in December
And Easter in the spring
Every sunny September
we’ll remember that day.

Some might think it sacrilegious
to carry on, and others
say it’s sacrilege not to.
For all who stare
across the sea, I see
the tall shadow wash over you

By Anthony Buccino




Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved. Sometimes, it seems, the whole city is at half-mast.

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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful poetry and moving photos. I love the reflection of the city that you can see in the memorial. I love NY!