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Khor Virap Michael E. Stone Khor Virap on a hill's shoulder, not even reaching up to near-far Ararat's ankles. Its wall and dome etched out. Square gravestones scattered at its foot, like so many children's blocks, A boy sells doves, (turtle doves?). Ice cream and Coca Cola by Gregory's vaulted pit, wall engrooved by ages' reverent kiss. Genocide and Holocaust Michael E. Stone Genocide's a hard word, killing a people holocaust too, whole burnt offering. senseless, Satanic, bringing him in does not soften what's done to outgroup by ingroup in gas chamber in desert march transfer and transport `work makes free.' We remain as brands from fire, fate's favoured, guilty for living. -- Michael Stone is Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published poetry in Ararat, Avocet, Byline Magazine, Hazmat Review, King Log, Mandrake Poetry Review, Ruah, White Heron, ARC, and Voices Anthology. He also translates medieval Armenian poetry into English and has published translations in Ararat, Sion and St. Nersess Theological Review. He is at present finalizing an English translation of the medieval biblical epic Adamgirk' by Arak'el of Siwnik'. In addition to poetry he has published numerous scholarly books and articles on Armenian studies.