World War II

on

They’re taking us away

On a train

A train overly crowded

Filled with people that own the eyes of agony

And soldiers with the eyes of abhorrence

Ima is crying

Aba is crying

Sister is crying

What is going on?

I sing to myself

BARUCH ATAH ADONAI-

I get cut off

Who was that?

From a soldier

Me. I whisper

My heart is beating expeditiously 

Like it will jump right out of me

Tears trickle down my cheeks as I try to force a mask of concealment 

They take me away gripping my arms like a lion to its prey

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