Last Night an Old Friend (COVID)

Who Stopped Talking to Me Called  (COVID)


Eleven years ago

after her birthday party she had moved from

New York City to be closer to family we stopped

talking she said I was Too Pro Israel

long before the Big Political Divide  we see now

long before anyone else I knew stopped talking to me

because of what I did or didn’t think and at the time

not talking to someone who had a different opinion

seemed extreme and not a good idea and I still

think it’s not a good idea.  She called last night and went over

some medical issues neither of us mentioned the eleven years

thank the gods we didn’t talk about Netanyahu government either

didn’t take long for us to talk to each other again.


Esther Cohen
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