From photographs and old postcards

They re-designed Old Town

Resurrected a square the Nazi

Meat-grinder had turned to ashes

Today my dear Adolf Hitler

May it bother you to know


That children even Jewish children

Wash in the wake

Of the bare-chested mermaid

With hollers of delight

As print-makers yes Jewish print-makers

Idle near their wares

Awaiting the delight of tourists


Musicians tatooed Jewish musicians

Key and sing delighting old women

Sunlight moves the breeze within

Four walls of buildings

Finished without finish

Like grandmothers in black

Up to fuss over a future

Meant for the joy of others



Joshua Hughes

9 . May . 2013