News Out of the Fog


"In Cleveland three women were kidnapped by three brothers, and

Kept as captives for ten years. 

Also found in the house was a young girl,

Presumed to be the daughter of one of the women.

The women had been the subject of an intensive search."


The thick fog settles in:

How could this be? 

How could the three women not put out a sign:

A flag in a window, a cry in the night, a phone call?

Ten years is a long time. 


In the coming hours the fog will thin.

The news people with see that this will grip the public

No longer than two days. 

North Korea, Syria, Palestine-Israel, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan--

Will soon return, pushing the Cleveland kidnapping off the screen.


--May 7, 2013