Lewis Eron

(July 26,1951 / Englewood, NJ)

To B.I. - A Sonnet

The Nazis entered Vienna before you thought to leave
Welcomed by many, no doubt, so you sought new lodgings not far
Away in closets, barns and tunnels after you won the yellow star
To mark your race and creed and lead you to deceive
Yourself that in spite of all you could believe
In the messiah’s coming as if he were waiting in a bar
In Rome or Tel Aviv or Ann Arbor
Or in your New York studio shaping the forms of Adam and Eve

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