For Mother and Daughter Missing in Condo Collapse

Mother was keeping her daughter company in the Champlain Towers. They’re both missing.
— Miami Herald, June 27, 2021

They could see the ocean
from their balcony, the
daughter wanted to take a
trip on the ocean someday,
if you can be patient, the
mother replied, the ocean is
far and wide, but our ship
will come in, we’ll board it
together, you and me, when
the building collapsed, and
they were on their way,
each in her own way.

George Salamon lives in St. Louis, MO, where he did not grow up. Read other articles by George.