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No grief this fall until

I open your book

of suitcase poems–

they haul out everything

I thought I’d packed away

like my aunt,

jailed and beaten,

who fled across a border

leaving everything precious

behind.

Memory is empty

as her duffel bag

which hangs itself

from the cellar hook–

you remind me: slit the vinyl,

find the smuggled jewels.

“For shannon bramer”

Question and Answer

Alison Pick

with permission

 

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