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SN&R Advice Columnist Joins Insight To Remember 9/11


Joey Garcia is known in the Sacramento region for her advice columns in the Sacramento News & Review.

She is also known for her poem "After 9/11." She joins Insight in memory of what transpired and to talk about the meaning behind her poem.

Below is her poem following the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.

After 9/11

No one admits

that every breath

drags in ashes

of unintended martyrs.

Call it communion

if you are still religious,

this mingling of your body and blood

with people you normally jostle

on the street,

each of you wearing

that anonymous commuter face.

But nothing can save us

from the arpeggio of dying

and rising, the body’s

messianic march.

And when you expire,

who will breathe you in?

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