Monthly Archives: February 2020

My Grandparents

My grandfather Moritz, a barber, was Married to Gazela When he was 21 and she was 18. They said goodbye forever to their shtetl in Romania And traveled Through Austria-Hungary to Germany And then England Talking with other Jews well … Continue reading

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Moon Walk

If you have ever been alone In a strange city With a baby and a broken-down VW bus And a dog that wouldn’t stop barking Not a penny in your pocket No husband or boyfriend Well, me too. The city … Continue reading

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Risk Assessment

I never understood My mother She wanted to give me everything And then was jealous because I had everything. It was not her fault It was just the way she was Love did not suit her. At first she expected … Continue reading

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My Son

This is a poem dedicated to my son Who cleaned his car And fixed his door And rotated his tires Like a grownup Even though picking up an empty wrapper Feels overwhelming to him And anxiety makes him sick Sometimes … Continue reading

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From Before

I looked through a box of old pictures and Letters and my father’s yellowed manuscript pages For the epic play in rhymed couplets that he wrote Back in 1937 And saved in an fiberboard suitcase until he died. All kinds … Continue reading

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Opinion

I had an epiphany Several years ago In which I realized that it is not necessary to have an Opinion about everything Or, if you do, it is not necessary To express it higgily piggily and unsolicited. Before this illumination … Continue reading

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Crows

Crows are my friends Nothing I like better than to go through Life surrounded by glossy black crows Perched on my shoulders, me Looking like Saint Francis Crow lady, people say Crow goddess. Now I know crows are smart Maybe … Continue reading

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