Falling Man

by Jennifer Key

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.