DOES THE RACE CARD HAVE A PLACE IN DAY SURGERY?
the pretty activist of colour with a mesmerizing
fuchsia lip skin a lovely coppery sheen head partly
shaven chastised steve paikin for saying that much
of the new assisted housing is so nice you would
never know low blow steve p a man who usually
with one eyebrow askew skewers the man though he
is a successful white jew wonder if activist knew?
where we come from you don’t want to draw attention
to yourself especially while travelling in much of the mid
east or any neo-nazi hot spot i.e., parts of france + yes
germany somehow the mind finds a circuitous route back
yesterday as we huddled around our soon to be surgeried
sister all 5 of us yes 5! in a small waiting area where the
rule was 1 family member per patient
but then we’re stereotypically pushy a holocausted people who
in 2016 dare you to: grab the baby from our arms +catch it on the
tip of a bayonet May the bones of the dead be resurrected enfleshed
+ may the year 5777 be one of miracles
I saw an officer make a flinging movement with his arm, and
something rose up into the sky like a fat bird. With his other
hand he aimed a pistol, and the bird plummeted to the ground
beside its screaming mother, and the officer shot the mother too.
But it was not a bird. It was not a bird. It was not a bird.
(In My Hands Memories Of A Holocaust Rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke 1999)
Fall 2016 Rosh Hashanah