don't look for me anymore

(2002)

"don't look for me anymore" is the final song from Richard Pearson Thomas' song cycle Race For the Sky (Voices of 9/11). The cycle sets poems found on New York City streets after 9/11.

don't look for me anymore
by Alicia Vasquez


don’t look for me anymore
it’s late and you are tired
your feet ache standing atop the ruins of our twins
day after day searching for a trace of me
don’t look for me anymore
your eyes are burning red
your hands cut bleeding sifting through rock
it’s my turn, I’m worried about you
watching as you sift through the ruins of what was
day after day in the soot and the rain
I ache in knowing you suffer my death
don’t look for me anymore
hold my children as I would
hold my sisters, hold my brothers
hold my children for me
since I can’t bring them up with the same
love you gave me
and I’ll rest assured
you’re watching my children
don’t look for me anymore
go home and rest…


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