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What was done was donein our names; we ourselves
would never have donewhat was done to anyone.
We wanted to be good,polite, obedient, fun,
wanted only not to everask What have we done?
And yet, in our names,what was done was done.
Copyright © 2018 Richard Hoffman. This poem originally appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Summer 2018. Used with permission of the author.