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How will you fill your goblet
On the day of liberation? And with what?
Are you prepared, in your joy, to endure
The dark keeing you have heard
Where skulls of days glitter
In a bottomless pit?

You will search for a key to fit
You jammed locks. You will bite
The sidewalks like bread,

Thinking: It used to be better.
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Vilna Ghetto, February 14, 1943
Translated by Chana Bloch
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