9/11

Tim Barber, Image from the series "Untitled Photographs"
Tim Barber, Image from the series „Untitled Photographs“

Into the smouldering ruin now go down:
And find, in ashes bright as hammered tin,
A buried bone-white naked mannikin
That flung from some shop window serves to bind
Her body, and its beauty, to your mind.

William Jay Smith