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And all the people in the concentration camps
all these skinny, piled high one on tip of the other,
boney bodies,
like they were before
yet now
there was numinosity
and all of these people
marched like a long yellow ribbon
6 million long
in an endless line
to Israel
and there
once and for all
was established Justice and mercy
in full splendor.

Irwin R. Shaw - June 10th 1985