Category Archives: Jewish

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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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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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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Mortal

The way forward is with a broken heart. –Alice Walker (With thanks to Elizabeth Bishop, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frank Sinatra and W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan) I was the myth you stole from the twenty-second floor of my apartment building overlooking … Continue reading

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Ode to Aunt Elsie

I look at the walls of your town house where you lived for more than forty years and died after your hundredth birthday just as you predicted you would. I’m looking at your walls, family photographs of children and grandchildren, … Continue reading

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Robin Williams Plays a Homeless Man

what a Chabad past telephone poles to the top of the World Trade Tower brought me back down to earth thinking it wasn’t me who blew out the candles Continue reading

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Email to Benjamin Netanyahu in Response to Gaza

My port-a-potty, but right now not feeling proud being related to Sarah, Rachel and Miriam, daughter of Lilith, member of an ancient tribe Continue reading

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Two Places Now Available for Purchase

“Lenore Weiss’ psychic linguistic engagement borders on the transcendent, the mystical and familiar.”
–Sharon Doubiago, author and member, PEN Oakland Continue reading

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Paschal Lamb

and maybe it will be a promised land when values can run wild
and trump the Trumps everywhere Continue reading

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I Hate Walmart

“I pass an aisle of travel mugs in different colors, and sizes, with Disney characters, Duck Dynasty members, motorcycle riders and flowers growing in orange and purple, overdosing in consumer excess and Walmart is the pusher.” I hate pulling into … Continue reading

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