Anniversary

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWho, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-Adolf Hitler
 

In Armenia
one night a year for the dead
some wear black headscarves
lay flowers around the cenotaph
kneel before the sky and pray
to honor the rainclouds
that never rained
that stacked on one another
rattled and dissipated
without notice.