Auschwitz revisited


Naive heads

shorn naked


in silence

toward showers

that spewed

deadly gas.



of agonized thoughts,

human antennae

still capture waves

of despair

in masses of hair

now rusted

iron gray

in glass cases.




Gail Eisenhart‘s poems can be found in The Centrifugal Eye, You Must Remember This,  Adanna Journal, The Tishman Review, and in Flood Stage: an anthology of St. Louis Poets. A retired Executive Assistant, she works part time at the Belleville (Illinois) Public Library and travels in her spare time collecting memories that usually show up in new poems.