Mortal Wounds: Disappearing Places of Spirit, Newark, New Jersey.

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Mortal Wound in Newark

a mourning like no other morning
the sun rose up
to show support

the crew was laughing drinking coffee
their wrecking ball
had never failed

a final mass and a church stood empty
then a blasting whistle

a test of strength that didn’t crumble
solid stones
and mortared walls

an ensuing battle with snapping cables
the bell tower
taking months to fall

a clash between man and structure
all that’s remains
is leveled ground

the chorus echo and clinging silence
stained glass pieces
on ice and snow

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