Scoop Poems: The Blood Banks Are Full
EDITORS NOTE: Two more poems from New York City, this time from Scoop Correspondent Miles Thompson. See also…Scoop Poem: The Bones of September, 2001.
this precious shimmering
this flashing e.m.s*
this broken stone,
these broken bones,
they could not use your donation
the N,R is running on the Q,W**
this subway car is full,
a young woman and
a black man,
a young girl with glasses,
and a picture of grover on her pink back pack
* e.m.s. stands for 'Emergency Medical Services' an acronym, not known to well in this city before now, but it seems known by all now.. the flashing e.m.s. refers to the sight of e.m.s. vehicles with flashing ambulance lights travelling up and down the island, in eerie silence as viewed from over here in brooklyn on the night of sept 11
** the N,R is one of the subway lines that has been cancelled.. the Q,W is what has replaced it..
AUTHOR NOTE: Miles Thompson worked in Manhattan a couple of blocks away from the World Trade Center. For an account of his escape from Manhattan on September 11th see…Eyewitness Report - Escape From Manhattan , Eyewitness Report – Escape From Manhattan (Part 2), Scoop Images: Escape From Manhattan. Miles can be contacted at email@example.com.