After everyone my father: a) loved b) left behind was: a) gassed at: i) Belzec ii) Chelmno iii)Sobibor iv) Treblinka v) Auschwitz or: b) shot i) in their beds ii) in the street iii) at worship iv) in a hiding place betrayed by: 1) a Polish peasant 2) another Jew 3) blind bad luck or: c) died of typhus in: one of (a) above or: e)died in the boxcar on the way to one of (a) above
or: __________________ / none of the above —
he never said a word about them.
He carried them all to his grave
as if believing that
closing his fists on their lives without letting a drop:
(a) spill out or (b) ooze between his fingers was (c) the only way to keep them his.
From The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild