Saturday, March 22, 2014

Headline Poem 3/22/14 -- son of a nazi

Aribert Heim with his son Rüdiger in Germany (Photo credit The Atlantic)  
Today's headline is "Being the Son of a Nazi."  Few words are needed if you choose to read the article, and contemplate the crimes. 

son of a nazi

shoulders young but strong
hold the burden of heavy oven heat
and deadly toxic gas
unnecessary operations  
left tortured bones piled and distorted 
shattering images of a father
like derailed train tracks en route 
home from the 11 million war
delicate fingers could have been friends
but instead hate created enemies 
of brown freckled knees, purple skies, and blue eyed men