Merry Everything

Lee Holden’s tapping video Jill sent it to us her yoga disciples

tapping for energy and who knows what else

tapping is easy maybe the Dalai Lama tapped too then Fairway to buy fancy smoked salmon

for Peter for Christmas and Christmas bagels what are they

I would like some Christmas ruggeleh any excuse

my grandmother rolled out ruggeleh dough on the table for all holidays even Christmas

if I can I’ll go to the JCC and then of course the movie

ancient Jewish tradition we will see Capernaum Chinese restaurants near us

sold out all day call earlier next year they said so we will eat Turkish food

I tried Afghani first and Israeli all sold out it is Christmas

after all and we who celebrate everything like to eat so do those

who don’t celebrate we all eat every one of us and when we talk about

what it is we are celebrating, today and then tomorrow and the day

after that we are celebrating this amazing and difficult life  that can be

so impossible this life that gives us mornings and food and one

another, right here.



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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