Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Golem on Feeling Unsettled

Still unsettled from my last call, when Christian babies had been dug from graves and stashed inside Jewish kitchens to prove guilt, now up against energy efficient drones all rubble down the ritual hole beneath my feet warlocks dance and settle to earth everywhere collecting shrouds– … Continue reading

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Golem Takes a Hike on Black Friday

Twisted Bay laurel trunks lean down the hillside branches covered in moss scarves quail make a quick exit like a troupe of dancers racing across stage lights to fame, the only flowers are spindles of yellow ivy on a path … Continue reading

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Golem Has a Career Crisis

How can I be sure I’m the best one for the job, a statue hewn from rose quartz, a slab for nose, a chunk for body, two lips unable to speak or eat but able to see those from whose veins and arteries … Continue reading

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The Eustachian Tube of a Golem

I learned to think with my eyes speak with my hands in the shimmery violet and reddish black of the evening light the sound of Aramaic wending along the Eustachian tube of my middle ear filled with voices of inanimate … Continue reading

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The Golem Muses Upon the Wonder Rebbe of Prague

In my dreams, he stretches far or holds the hand of shadows lags behind as I try to catch up my Rebbe of Prague who installed me inside the Hall of Justice as immortal as the iridescent cataract of hatred a protector and shield … Continue reading

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Golem Looking At the Super Moon

You swooped in to take a close-up the first time in more than sixty years by my count, no time at all. Maybe you couldn’t believe the wind whispering in your soft ear had to see with your own two eyes what the ruckus was all about golden parachuted down … Continue reading

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A Dark Force is Calling All Cars

Snap out of it, I told my golem friend. There are more important things than dwelling in the past perfect, no need to cry over spilled chicken soup nor hunger after latkes with sour cream. Love comes in different varieties, some as easy as heating up … Continue reading

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Magic Trick Toss

Before I could subscribe his ears to the terracotta soothings of past times, I tried to cheer his decomposed spirits, played around with a bronze coin saved in my pocket and etched with an etrog, a magic trick toss of heads … Continue reading

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This Too Crazy World

Before he uplifted buildings from their foundation the golem demanded to know the truth, for he had grown way beyond his britches and forsooth was capable of anything weirdo, which is why I let him in on my dark secret– … Continue reading

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Forest in the Trees

Along Leona Canyon, it’s past time for dog walkers to crowd the trail, we head out, hills greener from rain, a private consult between me and my partner-in-crime from the thirteenth century, who’s startled by a collection of oak balls, withered and … Continue reading

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