Demolition

by Lise Day

Spectators high on the slopes
of our mountain
blink

miss

cooling towers collapse
fifty seconds early

Twin Towers crumble
victims of terrorists

devastation

the dust settles
on the rubble
of many lives

District Six cleared
bulldozers trash homes

crush

vibrant life
banished now
desolation of Cape Flats

gaps

the eye and heart
search
for what once was

demolition is not
a spectator sport.

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