Paper Angels - For The Falling Man by Anne Tammel

Author: Anne Tammel
Book: Endless: A Literate Passion

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Paper Angels - For the Falling Man by Anne Tammel

A reading of my poem, Paper Angels, in memory of those who lost their lives 9/11.


Published on Sep 11, 2015

Did you have wings?
Each limb reaching toward an open

sky above New York. Spinning,
toppling, angelic, blackening

papers drift among you—
the snowflakes of September

scattered from open windows.
Could they have been the wings

of those who won’t emerge,
releasing them to an expanse

we will not touch?
We will not know.

And will we ever
gather all of those p…more

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