New York, New York



New World Trade Center Exhibition - Max Protetch Gallery, New York, January 2002


A park,

A stone park.

Hollow the site,

Down the river wall,

Down to the trains,

Deep down.


Two pairs of shadows,

Shadows standing still.

Shadow 1: the first hit.

Shadow 2: the second hit.

Shadow 3: the first collapse.

Shadow 4: the second collapse.


The first pair:

The way in and the way out and

the way up and the way out.

The second pair:

Seats… only in shadow.


A stage:

Two ground floors,

each an empty stage

to see the play performed in your head.


Shadows in the river,

Shadows that don’t move:

under water when the tide comes up,

out of the water when the tide goes down.

A remembrance for those who saw it.


A tale for those who will come later.