The Missing Body of Garcia Lorca

by A. Sea Herndon

The Missing Body of Garcia Lorca

he is not in the churchyard

nor buried in the fields

the sea did not swallow him

nor fire consume him

you, world, you killed him

& he has left you forever


the relics of saints

we place in altarpieces

but the bones of a poet

transcend this world

& they will never find him

who know not where to look