From Baghdad Burning
September 11â€¦ he sat there, reading the paper. As he reached out for the cup in front of him for a sip of tea, he could vaguely hear the sound of an airplane overhead. It was a bright, fresh day and there was much he had to doâ€¦ but the world suddenly went black- a colossal explosion and then crushed bones under the weight of concrete and ironâ€¦ screams rose up around himâ€¦ men, women and childrenâ€¦ shards of glass sought out tender, unprotected skin â€¦ he thought of his family and tried to rise, but something inside of him was brokenâ€¦ there was a rising heat and the pungent smell of burning flesh mingled sickeningly with the smoke and the dustâ€¦ and suddenly it was blackness.
9/11/01? New York? World Trade Center?
9/11/04. Falloojeh. An Iraqi home.