Side of Life and Death

Side of Life and Death


People on the right,

Jews on the left.

Her sister was caught into the wagon,

they wanted her too.


She fled between

the Gestapo's widely spaced legs.

She ran home.


- Dad, daddy,

they hid Krysia on the train.

Take her.


He redeemed his daughter.


It's nothing that now

it won't be enough for bread.



Eliza Segiet

Translated from the Polish by Artur Komoter


Eliza Segiet graduated with a Master's Degree in Philosophy, completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Knowledge, Philosophy, Arts and Literature at Jagiellonian University, as well as Film and Television Production in Lodz. Author's works can be found in anthologies and literary magazines worldwide

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