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A Short Treatise on Death Camp Architecture



Barbed wire,

wooden watchtowers,

failed messiahs,


resistant to messages

and ellipses


and given access

to only one hour

of sunlight per day,


lean with some degree

of continuing bafflement


toward the red end

of the spectrum.



Seed text: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/arts/design/a-sigmar-polke-retrospective-opens-at-moma.html?src=dayp&_r=0