"September" - C.J. Chivers - Esquire

"September" - C.J. Chivers - Esquire

by: C. J. Chivers | publication date: September 1, 2002 | Publication: Esquire | volume: 136 | journal issue: 3 | pages: 144

" . . . Garbage was the job no one wanted, and so there was little chance of anyone taking it away. I found the cart and began to push it through the lobby, pickup up the loose trash as I made my way. "Immediately, I belonged. Every few yards someone would stop me - Hey, can you stop by our truck? We've got some nasty shit over there. hey buddy, hold up, let me dump this - and the police waved me from place to place . . . "

In the aftermath of the 9-11 attack in New York, C.J. Chivers found a way to remain on site at the chasm that was the World Trade Center for 12 more days -- by finding a cart and hauling garbage, a job no one wanted to do.

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