in this brief half life

from Robert Montgomery’s poetry installation “Echoes of Voices in the High Towers“. Templehof Airport, Berlin.
Hasselblad, Fujuchrome 100f velvia color reversal film

in this brief half life spring the
morning feels delicious/all wounds
explained here, all hurts let fall,
all knives bandaged, all empires
arrested. all castles unbuilt, all
symbols embarrassed/ a fragile
glass crown at the broken heart of
europe-the holocaust memorial and
side-by-side hiroshima strasse. never
again please israel, never again
please iran, never again please
america/ a day will still come when
without losing your individuality
you will all lay down your arms.

– robert montgomery

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