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A LULLABY FOR BORIS LURIE

 


"a mother sings a lullaby"
—Jack Micheline

a mother sings a lullaby
the song about nights
in the Warsaw Ghetto
and about WW II
non-stop in concentration camps,
about sinking ships
that sailed to New York
and kissed the ugly toe
of a green-painted French lady,
about a small space in Brooklyn (Williamsburg)
and hours and years in the laundromat
and pennies for the pension fund,
about a junky daughter
and the death of a husband
in a bordello on Times Square
... and other little thingsa mother sings a lullaby
to her only son
killed by some black guy
in an anti-Semitic riot ...


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