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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015

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Derek Ross
Dumfries, Scotland


Auschwitz

I remember reading that no birds sing here. Yet, here I am, walking down the infamous ramp, listening to a bird I cannot see. Perhaps it is afraid to show itself. Perhaps it thinks its song is inappropriate but it cannot keep quiet.

I am glad of its song. I need something to hang onto.

empty huts
gravel crunching
beneath my feet

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