The post office our major form
of social activity in this small place.
We walk to buy our stamps. Never a line
never anyone else waiting with a package
only a friendly postmistress here
always a good story and two days ago
this postmistress I have seen her all summer
she said her parents were both from Poland
and because of what it meant to be Jewish in Poland
her mother converted to Catholicism.
Her father was Catholic by birth.
And now said the likable postmistress
now she’d like to learn about Judaism.
What can I tell her? she said.