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Lost Letter

Marilyn Buck


for Franco Sincich,
Red Brigade political prisoner, Italy

I did write you

it may be a ransomless hostage

disappeared into an anonymous folder

filed in a furtive office

in some hollow-eyed federal fortress

its ashes may lie

inside an incinerator

greedy to gobble up voices

September 1990
Published in Concrete Garden, 1996

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