Tuesday, January 02, 2018


Turns out, you were right to fear us afterall,
Even with our best intentions, we broke your fragile back.
In mystical Judaism,
Each time one is very sick, or
Faces extreme, threatening adversity,
One is given a
New name, to add on to the names one was given when they entered this world
[adversity some might say in its own right]
I have so many names
Each one the hope of a
New life
Was once Avram Tzvi Ben Aryeh Leib
Now Sarit Michelle Ben-Aryeh
I will collect one day,
A hundred names
I know I will face a
Hundred adversities
Let my names then fill a page
Let my lives fill a hundred books