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poetry archive: to a comrade

I wrote this poem in New Orleans. ya, habibi today is the day of my freedom. i will not be you, i cannot be you, i will not be you, i refuse. i breathe out your poison and fill my … Continue reading

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poetry archive: letter to ima

17 november 2010 today we played in the dirt like children & there were silences like when i started to talk to you about interrupting netanyahu’s speech in new orleans & then you interrupted me & said, “can you help … Continue reading

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poetry archive: on the right, the way to bethlehem

I wrote this poem for a workshop at the Jewish Voice for Peace Young Leadership Institute in New Orleans, which I was one of the planners for. You can read about our actions at the General Assembly, and read our … Continue reading

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poetry archive: letter to baba

30 october 2010 | 22 chesvan 5771 i could be a poet, sitting silently next to my father in the car — like my mother tongue, i listen when it’s spoken to me, but i cannot say a word in … Continue reading

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poetry archive: poem to an interrogator

For Chana, ז״ל, but not to her. 18 october 2010 | chesvan 10 5771 i am going to haunt you. i will be dedicated in my action, and at first you won’t realize what it is, when a plate in … Continue reading

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poetry archive: חלקים / pieces

2 october / 24 tishrei our bodies are beautiful. we are not pieces on a chess board to be played with. anachnu b’chelekim, we are in pieces because we are split up. cut up with the sharp, sharp knife which … Continue reading

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poetry archive: the heiress (born on yom hashoah)

Written as I was trying to assemble my thoughts for a speech that I gave at an interfaith rally on September 11, 2010. 6 september 2010 | 27 elul 5770 i am an heiress — i have inherited a long, … Continue reading

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