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For the 173 detainees remaining in Guantánamo after nine years, most of whom are innocent, many of whom have been tortured:

The Detainee

on an island
called Delta

in an iron bubble
never bursting

the hope
tethering me to life
in year ten of my exile
my captivity

In nightmares
I see my wife's face
hear neighbors denounce me
for bounty
my father convinced
his son is an outlaw

My tears are my food
day and night

My only solace
the Book
of God's word