Morning News Cycle by William Hudson

by Leslie Anne Mcilroy

The second plane wheeled

In a smooth slow arc

And seemed almost to crunch

Into the standing tower

Like some metal toy pressed

Into a cardboard construct

And forgotten there,

Tail sticking out

As we in the viewing world

Like quizzical kindergarteners

Tried to determine whether

This event pertained to us.

William Hudson was born in Arkansas, grew up there and in Illinois, lives now in Spokane, where he worked many years for a community action agency. His work has  appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Review Americana, DMQ Review, The View From Here, New Madrid Review, The Honey Land Review, Pif Magazine, The Other Journal, and elsewhere.


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