jim kacian: black tuesday

black tuesday

and the following week my various inboxes are filled with earnest notes asking after my safety and that of my family—I come to realize that I am, in a modest way, the face of America to these many and far-flung people, and what happens to America must happen to me—and I respond that I am unharmed for the moment by the terrible assault which has galvanized us all, but that it will be a long time in coming before we know the full extent of the damage that has been caused . . .

after the tragedy—
the neighbor boy behind a tree
with his toy rifle


*appeared previously in ephemerae

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