Poetry: Mordechai Ronen Returns to Auschwitz

Mordechai Ronen returns to Auschwitz
(after a photograph in The Times, 27 Jan, 2015)

Frei is not in the picture.
Even Arbeit, above him,
loses meaning when edged
with snow, or his memory.
Instead, the words
The Past is Present
circle his neck,
and the outstretched hand
that asks a question
could also be holding up

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-Marjorie Lotfi Gill

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