Lady Liberty turns her back

on the MS St. Louis in ’39.

Ordinary Germans

turn the star of David

into the star of Death.

Shattered shards of glass

begin to look like stars.

Fingers chopped off for rings,

gold teeth knocked out.,

and Xyclon-B destroys

some of the best brains

of the 6 million Jews annihilated.

I keep dreaming of broken bodies

slithering under barbed wire fences,

gasping for a scent of the earth.

Survivors in my dreams

discover a cure for cancer

and a vaccine for Ebola.

One enlightened mind

even finds a God

everyone can believe in.