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Dead Typewriter

Gabriel A. Levicky


Here I go again!
The not-so blind date
With history
Narrowed my and-I-thought-they-have-seen-everything eyes.  
All I can touch 
A paper, a report
Blown in from the past. 
Everything else becomes a crippling echo.
Paris 9.4.1942
Attention: Eichmann.

Time: 8:55 am, transport # D901/23
From Le Bourget-Drancy to Auschwitz
With 1000 Jews
Has been just dispatched.*
Each Jew received 2-week provisions.
Please confirm.

Neatly typed Pica letters report.
On a polished typewriter,
A victim of war,
Now long dead.
The earth is not round yet
It is not turning.
Only the past is rotating, whirling
In the autumn park carousel.
Now you feel it.
Now you don’t.

NYC, October’ 01

*Based on the found written report dated 9/4/1942, sent at 10:30 AM by an  anonymous Nazi officer stationed  in Paris
 to Eichmann 
in Berlin

Copyright © Gabriel Levicky

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Wonderful reading your excellent poetry today Gabriel. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 1:15:00 AM
    A very moving reminder of senseless hate, the horrors of what the Jewish people endured, and that it must never be repeated. A profound reflective piece! Mahalo