Welcome, Madame. Please take your pick.
__Will it be green Baltic amber or honey-yellow?
Note the lively insects embedded in resin
__of “traditional Polish hospitality.” Perhaps
a lacquered peasant doll, porcelain angel,
__originally handicrafted jewbox? Excuse me,
Madame, my English suffers. A box
__of best carved wood for all your jew-els?
Ah, for just 50 zloty (credit cards welcome)
__you can have your very own Hebrew star
in every size and color, sprayed on wall
__of your choosing, encircled by necklace
of delicate swastikas. For small extra charge
__we add slogan in matched color. And ticket
for private tour of now-vanished Ghetto
__where before war 400,000 Zyds lived so elegant,
dining on gold, stolen diamonds, bread
__made from blood of children. Madame, why
you leaving so fast? We need your dollars
__and our Zyds to return so once more Poland great.