“What I Remember”

I remember nine eleven

consumed by darkness
full of fear
made the kids stay home from school
while I went to work
perfect-attendance lost
for making Kyle stay home

alcohol was my god
men were my angels

so full of self
I cared the best I could

not knowing how to pray
lighting candles for the window
light for all to see
a shimmer of hope

maybe God was talking to me
through nine eleven

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