LYN LIFSHIN:
On The Way to the Gas




The woman is naked,
her damp hair
in strings.
The SS officer leers
Don't you dance?
and orders her
to dance for him.
She does,
and as she dances
moves closer to him,
grabs his gun
and shoots him.
Although she too
is quickly shot,
she dies dancing --
a dancer,
not a number
without a name.




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