Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Would you fight for your country?”

She asked seventy years later,

when the idea of country was all mixed up

in the child who lay sleeping by the table

and the auntie reminisced about the

Germans dangling her on their knees

and feeding her ragout.

And she wondered if they missed

their wives and children,

if this was what they hoped for when

they voted for the Herr

in 1932.

©copyright, 2009. Verilion


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