'YOU'RE A SIXTEENTH YID'

'So you see . . .
you're a sixteenth Yid'
You breathed
alcoholically
So sweetly
you inform your kid
Of his hidden
ethnicity.

For me this was
confirmation
I'd been following
the story
Other whispers
and vibrations
Had exposed
family history.

In hatred you left
other brood
So they developed
the theory
That I was at fault
for the blood
Hard to do
chronologically.
© 2001