Never Forget. Never Again.
We said it in ’45
when a cattle car was horrifying
and a New York Science Fair project
killed.

Never Forget. Never Again.
We said it in ’63/’64
When the blood in the streets
made the Temple dedication
seem restrained.

Never Forget. Never Again.
We said it in ’01
when we were suddenly
afraid to fly.

Never Forget. Never Again.
We said it
in ’99
and ’12
and again in ’12
and again in ’14
and again in ’16.
We say it every time a gun
fires off the battlefield.

We spent so much time saying
Never again against
Every again
That we forgot what it was
we weren’t to forget.

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