(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. 

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