Chanukah Itself's the Miracle

Music: Prelude in D Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Nicholas Gordon

Chanukah itself's the miracle:
How could we remember all those years,
Aliens lost upon a shoreless sea,
Not only scattered--battered, shattered, tattered,
Unwelcome guests of hosts unmerciful,
Knowing well the wellsprings of our tears,
A life devoured by identity
Holding on to legacies that mattered?

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