Hasan also jumped three years later though the building was not on fire No planes appeared to fly through anything He used to come to my classroom to talk about books he wanted to write He wanted out of the South but it turned out to be America that followed him to college up four flights of stairs I do not know where he is buried Of Hasan Hussain there is no record except this

JENNIFER KEY is the author of The Old Dominion (University of Tampa). She currently holds a John and Renée Grisham Fellowship in poetry at the University of Mississippi.