Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Fin de Siècle

Fin de Siècle

Photograph via Flickr by
Bronte Lockwood

Here come the planes… they’re American planes… made in America…
—Laurie Anderson, “O Superman”

Dreamt: your name, the distance from the
Wall, falling, to the Towers, falling still.
Your hair, falling, the length of years:
day for night, that reign of impure
potential, a shadow lit from within.
Your body a whole day, long, getting
longer, falling through the inner
distance, the space between the
north, the south. Your smile,
falling, through your ashen
face, beautiful, grave—

& the century turned
on a dime, a