Remembering September 11 eight years ago.

I’m posting a poem I wrote about 9/11 here.

Please feel free to share if you feel it merits your support.

Hearts and minds

Time passes through our bodies

hearts and minds

like a cold, blunt knife

through butter

Changing our form

hearts and minds

with the heavy gravity

of aging life

Pushing and bullying memory

into the black-topped

shadowed, forgetting corners

of aging life

Hearts and minds

defy time’s violence

holding tightly to memory

pulling love from shadow

Cleaving to pain and tragedy.

Hearts and minds

disciplined by duty

will never forget.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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