October 27-November 7, 2019


If One Could Ask


if one could ask


“Could The Holocaust ever happen again?”

gazing horror-struck

on vile monuments of yesterday's despicable evil

their eyes crookedly avert

our own street corners

our own back alleys

our own public squares

our own Auschwitzes, Treblinkas and Chelmnos


where victors over atrocities

too horrifying to describe perform

far more

of their own

far worse

on their own


all the more horrifying

for our silent acquiescence


If One Could Ask
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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