T h e s e  J e w s
                                 for MB,TB and SB

These Jews

with dark beards

have befriended me,

-or mustaches.

 

They have what to say:

Their mothers Saran Wrap the living room,

their lovers can’t laugh but

wait for gifts,

round and fat like

a pear’s bottom

or an ass.

 

These Jews

with mothers who

drive to the supermarket,

construct their sons like

Erector Sets,

then convert their bedrooms into dens

“For the company”

-have found me.

 

With one arm flung out in the circle dance

of our grandmothers,

merchants’ wives in Kiev

who now call aluminum foil “silver paper.”

 

These Jews.

We give each other words,

round and fat

like a pear’s bottom

or an eggplant.

Copyright 2018  Rachel A Levine