Language: English

Mother Tongue

“Walking to the shuq to buy tapoocheem, chalav, and lechem from a merchant who didn’t care—” | by Mari Pack, 2020 C.P. Cavafy Finalist

Funeral Services

“he’d be so perfect / if you could only convince yourself that/ he’s just a terrorist, not a human being”

[When you clean your weapon]

“When you dig trench after trench/ When you dig this precious this hateful earth by handfuls/ Every other handful reaches your soul”