Bikeman: An Epic Poem

Bikeman: An Epic Poem


On September eleven, 2001, journalist Tom Flynn trigger on his motorcycle towards the realm exchange Towers no longer realizing what he used to be using into. Bikeman is one man's trip again to the horrors of that day and to the humanity that in some way emerged from the airborne dirt and dust and the loss of life. either heartbreaking and haunting, his phrases will stick with you love that 'forever September morning.'" --Meredith Vieira, NBC's Today

Tom Flynn brings to his topic 3 priceless attributes: the attention of a professional journalist, the soul of a poet, and his gorgeous, first-hand event of that terrible day." --David good friend, Vanity Fair

From Bikeman:
The lifeless from here
are my endlessly companions
i'm their pine box,
their marble reliquary,
their bronze urn,
the residing, respiring coffin they by no means had,
their ultimate resting position with out a stone.
I flow on at peace.

Modeled on Dante's Inferno, veteran journalist Thomas Flynn's Bikeman chronicles the morning of September eleven, 2001 like no different released paintings. Flynn offers a private account of his studies starting with the 1st strike at the international alternate heart whilst he made up our minds to persist with his journalist's intuition and element his bike's handlebars towards the north tower. His tale maintains as he transitions from reporter to player hoping to outlive the autumn of the south tower. Now Flynn, as either journalist and now survivor, needs to come to phrases with the harrowing ordeal and in some way locate peace within the very act of surviving.

Part journalist's list, half survivor's eulogy, Flynn writes:
Survival is the absence of death.
It is a subdued, a hushed lifestyles. . .
I stay to discuss it,
to narrate the story because it happens,
not just its extremities and cruelty,
but additionally the goodness that prospers too.

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