Monthly Archives: March 2011

letter to a friend who is going to the holyland for the first time

31 march 2011 25 adar II 5771 ahuvati, don’t look away when you see hatred in people’s eyes guns in the streets walls and barbed wire. open your heart and take it all in. it is worse than you thought, … Continue reading

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on poetry on the eve of land day

29 march 2011 24 adar II 5771 it can begin as a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach the remains of trauma lingering like someone’s smell on the air, embodied. it can burst forth, a broken dam flooding … Continue reading

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two tiny poems

letter to baba II 20 march 2011 dear baba, when you call the person in the silver car who honks at you a faggot, you are doing violence to me. stop. on surviving 23 march 2011 i won’t be fragile … Continue reading

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family ties

19 march 2011/13 adar II 5771 i wish i didn’t make myself mother of the movement little sister at the same time both are women who are silenced and me, in your presence, i am silent now unable (stop) in … Continue reading

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belated poem to rachel corrie

18 march 2011 / 12 adar II 5771 rachel corrie, on the 8th anniversary of your death i opened your diary i flipped through the pages eyes drawn to the green and purple underlines from when i had read it … Continue reading

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build/destroy/speak

I wrote this at the national membership meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace, in a workshop lead by my beautiful, loving, and talented friend Elaina Ellis. 12 march 2011 i did not realize that my words are not stones but … Continue reading

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mother nature

10 march 2011 / 4 adar II 5771 mother nature is a giant she has hair that blows in the wind she has no feet just skirts that sweep the ground soft like spirits she calls down the rain onto … Continue reading

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