Judaism at the Post Office (COVID)

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.

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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