The Holocaust Revision – II

I will bring my coffee, I will
bring my book and we will
talk at a small table in

our favorite restaurant in
this town where we live and
where our families lived and
we will be like the branches of
a great tree that has been
allowed to grow without
interruption and if you could
see inside us you would see
the rings of growth one inside
the other and you would see
how perfect we were able to become.

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.