"...memory is also of central importance for any theory of history and society as a category of resistance..."
-Johann Baptist Metz, Faith in History and Society (1977)
John William Waterhouse, "Sleep and His Half-Brother, Death" (1874)
and i stood and watched in horror as snow fell upward
and no one cared.
their blood stopped flowing
but they walked on
words stopped meaning
but they continued to talk
history stopped moving
and everyone forgot
a people without memory is capable of the greatest atrocity
even against themselves
without a second thought
because only memory can speak for the dead