were able to bilocate,
to be in two places in the same moment.
It is hard for some of us to believe such a thing
But surely last week
many of us were able to bilocate.
We cooked supper,
washed the dishes,
brushed our teeth before trying to sleep
as our other location was in Lower Manhattan.
We were present to the burned, the buried;
we were with the firefighters going up the stairs;
we were with the people
digging with hands, with fingernails
to rescue another.
Saints and sinners
we bilocated out of love.
Bilocation, Justine Merritt, 2001