they threw themselves from windows,
escaping the inferno of an unchosen end.
We saw it replayed, again and again,
one death shown 1000 times,
becomes 1000 deaths,
two towers falling,
again and again,
becomes a whole city,
which in turn engulfed the world,
deaths turn to myth in the retelling,
grow in significance,
need to be a greater sum than their total,
in order to justify the actions of few,
when reprisal is wrought.
Deaths, in the inferno of unchosen retribution,
went under reported.
The worth of a life being unequal.