Turkish Restaurants


Peter is Armenian.

I believe in forgiveness.

So does he.

Not to go to a Turkish restaurant

seems  insane and even silly.

People who work there

probably had nothing to do

with what happened

to his family. Governments

are different from people.

We both believe

holding on is not a good idea.

Even so when it’s time

to go out to dinner, we don’t

go very often

to Turkish restaurants

even though we both

like them


Esther Cohen
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