9 years after

it is a brilliant day
in new york––
9 years after

& demons are
arising out of stark
shadows

o God
Who has embraced &
enfolded the
dead––

have the mercy
to exorcize the
erupting fiends of
anger & the rabid
flames of hate for the
sake of those
living & yet to
live

may Your light
find its way
to the heart
of this earth––

transforming devils into
angels & flames
into welcoming
arms