then smiled
as the bullet 
   brushed 
his shoulder
biting down 
on bitterness
 job done 
collaterally 
the bones 
stinking skin
& all the ash 
that lay across
  the waist of 
central Europe
  he smiled 
as coldness
swamped him
   the pieces 
slotting into place
boats loaded
  with remnants 
hope filled Jews
looking for home
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