Silent Witness

The foundation cemented over

the sins of their forebears

who observed with dispassionate detachment

incalculable suffering

meted out, one being to another –

humanity not at play.

 

Beams and planking construct

new history intended

to blot out

the infamy and ignominy

crowded between slats.

 

Whitewash notwithstanding

the earth remembers

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