Golem Speaks Truth to Power

Between earth and sky and the bearded light
of filtering stars, I walked away homeless,
death trailed close behind like a poor relative,
but tonight, something
in the smell of the earth got to me,
and for the very first time
I saw how the moon stared down
at this crippled planet reflecting

that even though
mud was hurled about my being
no more than an incantation,
a slob, murderer, miscreant,
knew that my heart was in the right place,
my feet not clay. Truth.

Jewish Book Council

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About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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