Seltzer and Other Social Signifiers
Urbane bubbles, all translucent giddiness packed for
Adults prefer, were told, sparkling wine, fermented
Nicely wrapped in ribboned bottles, pricey, that wet
kings sip, so
Unlike the Borscht Belt gas, comically-rated for Hebraic
Flames and Fires
Flames and fires, continents worth of destructive
Rhetoric, resulting in pillaging, rape, genocide.
So many leaders skin combed off while Shema
Evoked heavenly escort, angels tears, Shamayim.
Our nation state, today, too, keeps on as a place of silly
Coffeehouse bombings, highway murders, also knifings,
Tractors running riot on urban streets, great numbers of
Shooting up yeshivot, raiding our yeshuvim, carjacking to
All the while, Torah carries on as our inferno, as the
That demands oxygen, fuel, goodness, impoverishes
Prevents further noxious combustions, controls dire
Ruinous reactions, meets violence with violence, necessarily
Lag BaOmer is a heroes time, at least as much as
any Yom HaShoah,
Yom Zicharon, or Yom Yerushalym. Maybe, this days more
It recalls our unearthly marriage to Him, Who writes with
Brimstone, earthquakes, plagues, storms, other esoteric
words of passion.
My Mister (Didactic)
When you rise,
Greet horizons with your eyes.
Should it rain,
Green weather washes pain.
We watch the same sun, or feel watery kisses
Over leagues we remorse, similarly we miss.
When you wash,
Laugh your bubbles toward my place
When you comb,
Smile the curls around your face.
We both sheath, obscure with cloth,
Press against knit, cover loss.
Seasons cycle, spin.
Spring calls charm your way
Fancies firm manly whims.
Remember me this day
When you dine,
Drink your fill, ale binds,
When you play,
Be fair, be good, pray.
Stay stout of heart
Ask health, ask joy, pray smart.
A spans infusion,
A weeks careful keep,
A times resolution,
Toward kingdoms meeting.
I love you!
Bind, do tie my tongue
til nothing matters
Still, peonies grow, showing
Up this distant springtime.