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The brown sand of the unpaved street
blows into open windows with speed
and sneaks in through holes and cracks.
Of course, you can ignore these attacks
or fight back this time and once more
to momentary have a stainless floor,
feeling free from smudges and smears
in a land full of bitter tears.
This sand will keep reminding
for its grains have long been grinding
over the traces of suffering and sorrow
of people that died decades ago.
Carried by grains are the tragic remains
of those who were questioned with awful pains.
The sand now in its steady tide
is charging us all with the homicide.
You can sweep, flush it or take a shower,
the sense of the event will keep its power.
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