by Marcene Larkin

Leaning against this oak tree
Stunned and filtering through
the twin tower tragedy
I feel like I had cataract surgery

Slowly through the years, I didn't notice
my perception became blurry
my depth of vision gone
Stumbling, not seeing my journey

This laser tragedy has cut deep
leaving me with anguish
a gaping wound

Inserting a new lens brought
a changed awareness
not forgetting, but releasing
sight for forgiveness

As I look around I view evidence
of many Cataract Americans
who have a new Lens of Love.

Marcene Larkin © 9/11/01

Reprinted with permission


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