United States
41° 37' 6.762" N, 70° 26' 14.064" W

Forgetting is the fire that burns down the building
It is the one drink that flips the car
Forgetting is the trigger on a double barreled shot gun
A tec9
A rifle
And a pump action shot gun
and 13 students dead on a high school floor

Forgetting is the mother putting her child on a one way school bus
With her very last "I love you" on her lips
And 26 houses with unopened presents on Christmas morning

Forgetting is four planes
Three buildings
One spark
And 2996 dead

Forgetting is a man controlling a nation
Ancestors living in fear
With their number to die tattooed on their forearm

Is 1944
Is 4/20/99
Is 9/11/01
Forgetting is
Forgetting does not exist.

We will always remember.


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