Why You did this to Me? by Kevin Heaton

by Leslie Anne Mcilroy


While My father
stood sentry at Dachau;
a skull spoke
to him and said:
“Why you did this to me?”

When he told me this—
                         he cried.


Kevin Heaton is originally from Kansas and Oklahoma, and now lives and writes in South Carolina. His work has appeared in a number of publications including: Guernica, Raleigh Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Vinyl Poetry, The Adroit Journal and Mixed Fruit. He has been named in "Best of the Net," "Best New Poets 2013" and is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.