Island Forgotten

Island Forgotten

An erasure poem adapted from an Associated Press article by Meghan Barr about Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy

Do you see

she asked, resignation

two young

brothers swept

from mother’s arms

drowned

a forgotten island

In the shadow

dazed

survivors roam

sand-covered streets

under the weight

of water

fire trucks

scatter

relief

wash muddy

hands

for

salvage

CALL ME

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