the forgotten stay in the shadows,
while they stand in the streets,
looking up at the sky
through the clouds
and over the world
they sit in the empty seats
the morning sun glinting through
their cloudy eyes as they stare
through the scratched and marred
glass of the ride home
they will never see again
around the world they
gather, alone
silently watching with
emotionless eyes
while life passes them by
the forgotten stand and watch
while the remembered continue
unawares of the eyes that follow
hoping that one day
they will be remembered
for who and what they were.

for the victims of the

the world trade center and
american airlines flight 11 and 77
and united airlines flights 93 and 175,