I see you now

from Brooklyn

and on the train, larger 

than green lady liberty.

at Floyd Bennet Field

and Jamaica Bay

on 6th Avenue

and in The Village


Heads above

the others on

the Manhattan Skyline

A new big solid tower

there were others before

not impervious, but 

replacing The Twins


Somehow an anchor

for the city and elsewhere

oily and shimmering

refections of the changing skies

A reminder of lost battles

needed deliberation,

of what America

and the World

needs to sadly

not forget.