Poinsettias and Christmas Trees
Jews are often Adamant about
Christmas Trees. My friend Jeany
daughter of Survivors
grew up in Ohio she said
No Tree Ever. Shelly at lunch
Orthodox Caregiver she has two sets
of dishes she takes care
of our friend Henry she used to be
New Jersey Mob Wife she says that
the women on Jersey Shore are
her friends she said No Jew Would Ever
Buy a Poinsetta. Poinsettas she declared
with Large Adamance are
definitely not Jewish.
We often define ourselves by otherness.
Who we are and who we aren’t.
What we’d never do.
We like Us and Them Holidays
where Judah and the Maccabees
defeat Large Evil Troops.
My family of Origin
where I was born they were
a little like that We Don’t Do This
Because We’re Jews.
It took me years to realize
that it is possible to do
whatever we want Because We’re Jews.
Or just Because We are Human Beings
that want a Tree or a Poinsetta