Monday, June 17, 2024

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A photo of the Western Wall in Jerusalem

A Community Against Hate

Just two days after the attack, a “Rally Against Hate” was held at the temple, gathering members of different faiths and backgrounds to stand up against acts of bias and intolerance.
A girl with curly brown hair smiles at the camera. She is standing in front of a stone wall.

The Hardcover on Your Nightstand

Would you love me more if I was made of paper?

Still Life With an Old Friend

"This still life exhibits elements of my past, present, and future."
A middle-aged man wearing a kippah places pita dough to go into a stone oven.

That’s Not Hummus

For my father, hummus is not just a dip that you order at a restaurant to try something “ethnic.” It is a taste of home.
A hand scribbles in a notebook surrounded by crumpled-up pieces of paper.

To My Poetry

I cannot connect with you For I am so worried about what others might say
A huge tree with the sun peeking through the leaves, multiple trees in the near distance.

When the Tree of Life Burns

"She is a Tree of Life to those that grasp her, / and whoever holds onto her is happy."
An dark, empty living room of white furniture with drawn blinds.

Creating Living Rooms Worth Living In

Perhaps I am the resident problem, but I am a problem on my own terms: I refuse to become an innocuous killjoy

Between Barbie Land and the Real World

As we get older, we understand that there are complications and uncomfortable truths about how we girls are perceived and how we think of ourselves.
Woman reads the Webster's New World Dictionary, blocking her face with the large red book.

In Accordance with the English Language

I pluck words from dictionaries and thesauri In attempts to sound among the great Poets
An up-close photo of pile of three lemons

Citrus Gardens in the Winter

Do the swings dangle empty in the wintertime bereft of the hands which grasped the twine
A brightly colored mural of a woman with flowing blonde hair enjoying an ice cream cone.

I want to eat all of the love in the world

I do not want to be loveable, I want to be all-consuming.
Four lit remembrance candles sit in front of a framed sepia-toned photo of a family.

Of Witches

Through Bubbes unknown that I can’t forget/ Not untied from loss but forever chained to it
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