Arts & Culture

Neo-Poland: An Original Poem

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By / April 30, 2018

I wrote this poem after hearing of the Polish government’s legislation limiting discussion of the Shoah. Most, if not all, societies try to suppress the disturbing events of their past. It is the role of historians, artists, and activists to remind them of their buried misdeeds.

They are committed

to erasing their memory


they have placed themselves

upon the table


soon the lobotomy


then the plastic surgeon

to take away

their scars


They will rise en masse

one smiling



happy to have forgotten

Jedwabne and



happy to have stopped searching

through the mountains

of ash


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