Poem: (Second) Request for ICE to Return Book

Cien Años de Soledad

Remains outstanding

I only now noticed

That Cesar is gone, too.

               I didn’t know him.

We only discussed

Gabriel Garcîa Marquez

And what it meant to be owned by a story

                   Knocked over by its tsunami

                                                    and dragged across the shoreline.

Return the book

To any school library

So I can know

It’s safe.

@Jill Brady, Austin, Texas (2019). Ms. Brady is a librarian in an AISD public high school. 



Writer, attorney, Lawprof Emerita from Northern Illinois University.
This entry was posted in Immigration & Detention and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *