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 Poetry Challenge Day 55 (Sun 11/28/21)

Lynching postcards.
Horror unimaginable.

Even the Nazis did not sell
souvenirs of Auschwitz.

You can avoid the Post Office ban
by putting your postcards in an envelope.

That’s what people did.

As a 14 year old boy, Henry Fonda witnessed a brutal lynching of a Black Man in Omaha. “It was the most horrendous sight I’ve ever seen.” In the movie The Ox-Bow Incident, his character warns a crowd: “Man just naturally can’t take the law into his own hands, and hang people, without hurting everybody in the world. Think about that the next time you feel like taking your AK-47 to a parade to help provide “security”…