Friday, February 25, 2011

10/98: Working as a Tour Guide in Jerusalem

Walking atop the walls of old Jerusalem:

_____"This is the Damascus Gate
______and this— this is the Jaffa
______and if you look to your left
__________you'll see
______the Tower of David

______"The Western Wall's
_________down that way
_______as well as the
_______Dome of the Rock
_______and there⎯ _where you see
_________that arch,
_______that we call The Hurva"

Each measured step
the young Germans took
was light, reverential,
as if they felt
they were walking on glass
and carried in their backpacks
like stones,
their grandparents' sins.

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