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Athenian News: 
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David Gill

Whispered words
‘It can’t be true’
‘All of them?’
They gather below the sacred stones
And weep at the Sicilian news.

Ashen faces
‘We can’t go on’
‘What’s the point?’
Satellite dishes line the ancient streets
While orange flames lick the screen.


11 September 2001

This was first published in Akoue 47 (Winter 2002) by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. [pdf]

The Athenian Akropolis at sunset
on September 11, 2001.

David Gill