The Holocaust Revision – I

Here is the story of life without
interruption in which my
parents marry and have a
son, my older brother, and
my father’s business thrives
and I am born into prosperity
and happiness and by the
age of three am enamored of
cafes and the talk of
relatives and have a
jeeling for parks and town squares
and by five I am the family
historian collecting images
and when I finally begin to write
I am a fountain of words.

Katherine Janowitz has had her poems published in Ms. Jewish Currents and European Judaism, and will be included in the anthology Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (Avon). Two more of her poems on the Holocaust are scheduled to appear in Partisan Review. She is a mother of two and lives in New York.