Breakfast in Prague on 9/11

by Jerry Ratch

I was sitting in Prague 

having breakfast on 9/11 

near the Astronomical Clock 

while the world was bombing ISIS 

the sons of ex-Nazis 

sitting at a table nearby 

and old apparatchiks 

leisurely eating sausages 

while the world took a moment 

to remember 9/11 or maybe nothing 

maybe the world 

took no pause 

and the wars swirled past 

in the eternal struggle and eddies 

while the tourists and the pigeons 

paraded past outside the 

sumptuous feast of breakfast 

beside the Astronomical Clock