Took photographs (guard towers)
Made notes (barbed wire)
But finally (gallows site)
Just stood (medical block)
Into row upon row of nissen huts                                     

And rising up in front of her
This butterfly, a tongue of fire,
Wings beating back silence,
Rhythmic as a final prayer                             
Rises up over a web

In a gap in the wire.




Kevin Patrick McCann
Illustration Nick Victor


From Still Pondering

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