jack galmitz | a parade of ghosts…

A parade of ghosts
March along the train tracks
from Bergen-Belsen
back to Hanover
for knockwurst

Trail of Tears
The Cherokee nation relocated
(4,000 died of starvation)
To Oklahoma Reservations
All their possessions on their backs
Their gods left in Georgia’s mountains

The Tutsis slept
When Hutus snuck in
machetes upheld
and hacked of arms, legs, heads
one million died
while night slept
in a sausage tree
Charnel house, my house
Concrete floors, stale air
Unpainted walls for years
The t.v. light on me &
My bones on a chair

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