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As I Explained to Rodger Kamenetz

By Shulamith Surnamer, May 2000

Family Trees are supplanting my poetry
Now I hunt for hidden histories
I forage for forgotten fact
Continually, perpetually solving
my genealogy puzzles
my mishpachology mysteries

I even name my pet papier m’ch’ parrot
Feige Yankel Shalom
after my paternal
second great grandmother
in Zagare aka ’agar’, ’iauliai uyezd

But when do I get my AncesTREE prize????

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