Reminding Me, A Poem


Invective!/How easy it was/for someone I knew/to call me a “Democrat baby-killer.”

How easy it has been/for someone closer than I’d like to think/to brandish these crude words/in her satisfaction/that “anchor babies” might now be kicked out.

The baby-killers among us have reached/the highest ranks; they salivate, ready/To turn back refugees/into the teeth of certain death/they channel the ship St Louis,

reminding me how more than 900 Jews/fleeing the Nazis in 1939/were forced to return/to their deaths.

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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