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when you were young,
you were a Nazi.

you thought you were a soldier.

now at 88 years old,
are you still a Nazi?

the records, the maps,
they still hold your crime.

the mountains of glasses,
pulled gold fillings,
and bones are gone?

or do they weigh on your heart?
have you grown a heart?

how long will it beat freedom?
did it ever?

do we choose to hear your whispered apologies and explanations
over the din of her history’s echoes?