I Am Thankful, Not Just This Week

that I am right here

that those of us who aren’t are still with us

Democrats really did win

19 black women are judges in Texas

Stacey is not going away

Peter has another movie tomorrow night at the JCC

we’re taking a break from cooking this year

Thanksgiving paella in a small restaurant I am grateful

today is Monday and tomorrow is Tuesday

and Wednesday they blow up Thanksgiving balloons on our block

this year we can see them

and yesterday my friend Danny came to visit

he told me about his grandfather who knew how to remove the skin

from  a banana with a sewing needle

I downloaded Michelle Obama reading her book on Audible

and  I can listen today and there will be something

the way there always is that I don’t yet know about today.





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.


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