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June 2006, vol 2 no 2

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Zane Parks

Nine Eleven

A colleague from our New York office is planning a training session to be held in the Twin Towers. She's having breakfast at Windows on the World.

For days hope remains alive. Everyone smiles seeing her walk into the office with her husband. But there's no answering smile. Now the realization, the weight of it: she has a twin. They've come to collect her things.

hearing my name
I turn
to no one