Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway-Car

A poem for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Railroad tracks
Hulton Archive / Getty

here in this carload
i am eve
with abel my son
if you see my other son
cain son of man
tell him that i

The Selected Poetry of Dan Pagis, by Dan Pagis, translated by Stephen Mitchell. © 1989 Stephen Mitchell, as originally published by the University of California Press.