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Setting Out

We relied too much on ‘big brother’ to take charge, forgetting how small he was.
But he really didn’t seem to mind: “cummon Deb”, he said,
And off the two of you went, up the ladder of life.

Survival

I reread the poem for the umpteenth time, and like the first time, shortly after my second brain surgery, I teared up. Mum came to be with me in Phoenix during the surgeries. Dad had to stay at home, across the ocean. Throughout my hospitalization, he expressed his fears, anguish, and love through poetry. He … Read more

Go, Dog, Go

Big dogs, little dogs Face averted, crouch, straining So embarrassing

Tzeva Adom

Tzeva Adom Tzeva Adom Sirens howling Mothers screaming Children crying Bombs exploding Rockets shrieking Bombs and rockets Rockets and bombs Sobbing and wailing And silence