The Library of Congress unattributed photograph of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City — LC-DIG ppmsca-02121–0011 (color copy scan of LC-A05-A11)

Was


Planes flying

buildings falling

BOOM

What a nice day it was:

Central Park picnics

Mimes outstretched hands

Curving smiles upward…

Glass CRACKS

BOOM

Fire, fuel

Clouds like smoke

“Someone help!”

Sirens screaming

People jumping

dying

Home calling

“I love you”…

Burning, crashing

Steel melting

BOOM

World watching

News telling

about planes flying

buildings falling

people hitting

BOOM boom

boom

Running, praying

“Oh, God please, please,

please”…

White dust churning

Choking

Trapping people inside

Mess of concrete, twisted metal

Bodies gone

BOOM

What

a nice day…

it…

was