Quotation by Ishmael Reed

statistic: the us bureau of missing persons reports
that in 1968 over 100,000 people disappeared
leaving no solid clues
nor traceonly
a space
in the lives of their friends.
Ishmael Reed (b. 1938), U.S. poet. Beware: Do Not Read This Poem (l. 40–44). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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