To the World Trade Center Dead

Where should I take my body?
Now that the Moment has come.
Should I take it to the flames?
Or to be crushed by falling walls?
Or should I fly
For just a few seconds in this heavy life,
And hope the godless wind
Sets me gently down
On the river’s ever-rolling waves.

Joseph Balletti, an art historian, is the author of a novel, The Goddess of Wealth, and a book of poetry, Seldom Seen Poems. He believes a better world is within reach. Read other articles by Joseph.