A Fly, or Debates (COVID)

In Greek mythology,  furies are female forces that come to get you in the form of a fly.


We weren’t sure whether to watch  how could we not some friends

turned off the TV after 20 minutes  we held on then there was a

moment  one of those memorable forever moments where a fly

landed on his head while he was lying while he was

mansplaining while he was breaking rules as always

going overtime  she was not allowed to be an angry

woman she had to smile while she said Don’t Interrupt

and then there was a moment where the fly who may

have been one of the furies I think that fly was

absolutely Ruth Bader Ginsberg there she was on his head

taking over and we all took pictures of him and his head

and the fly and she won.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Love your poem and interpretation of the fly as RBG! Would not have thought of the furies. We just figured the fly was comic relief in the Trump/Pence tragedy. We were very proud of Kool Kamala.

  2. I did not receive a Zoom connection to workshop today (10/8) so I’m sorry I’m not there. Sent message with request to Marialouisa and elsewhere at Society Library. Loved the poem she sent for discussion and so enjoyed your Fly poem today. Hope connections work out for next week. jean

  3. Excellent journalism, Esther! My wife and I reluctantly watched as Kamala put Tuppence in his proper place, subtly aided by RBG in Fury form! But in the end it just increased our admiration for Kamala.

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