Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The War Inside Your Body

The War Inside Your Body

There was something about you
that I noticed in the studio
in the way you spoke to students.
Compassion, yes
you saved one or two.

There is something about your
how your ancestors fled Belerus
after World War II,
Why, the devastation still shows
in your face,
so serious
full of anguish

Transformed by the
image of the strong, powerful
Jewish man,

you dance your Jewishness
in every gesture
every movement
reflecting belonging
and pride.

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