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  August 2009
volume 7 number 2
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Azure Antoinette
  Theresa Antonia
  Catherine Berry
  Mary Rose Betten
  Richard Burrill
  David Christensen
  Kathrine David
  Holly Day
  kumari de Silva
  Kenneth Gurney
  Paul Hellweg
  Thea Iberall
  Kathleen Kenny
  Tracy Koretsky
  Marie Lecrivain
  H.E. Mantel
  Rick Marlatt
  Augusto Munoz
  Sergio Ortiz
  Yelena and Roman Tunkel
  Carmen Vega
  John Sibley Williams
  Amye Wilson
  Seth Woolf
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Mary Rose Betten
August 2009



photo by maja trochimczyk

    Mary Rose Betten is a retired character actress and playwright. She has been previously published by Red Hen Press.



Holocaust Theatre

Want to play Holocaust Theatre?
I’ll be Memory’s mother
You be Memory’s father

There is no intermission
No printed program

Imagine the hiss
Inside the gas chambers
Go inside the mass-murdering hiss

Allow that hiss to become
Your breath
One, single breath

Go inside the mass-murdering hiss

Here is your script
Remember one who died
Play that name across your lips

Sarah is the name
I choose to remember

Forever my star

Hissing in the Holocaust Theatre

copyright 2009 Mary Rose Betten