There are six images on the cover of this history book
two are of triumphs of history
four are of our tragedies
four still-shots like x-rays
showing the cancer of society
still, the book sleekly presents three of the four tragedies with a smile
there is a photo of John F. Kennedy smiling
while riding in the cavalcade in Dallas
there is a picture of Benazir Bhutto smiling
arriving back in Pakistan the day before her assassination
there is a picture of a smiling Princess Di
moments before she’d be Princess Dead.
The only honestly depicted picture of tragedy
is the shot of the the plane crashing in to tower two on 9/11
the plumes of smoke rise up to the feet of Neil Armstrong
holding what was once an American flag
replaced by the title of the book:
Where Were You When?
Um, I was throwing up all over the cover of your book.