Thanksgiving (part 1 Even Though)

Even though the holiday

shouldn’t take place according

to this week’s New Yorker even though

the story is made up and politically

incorrect even though every single poem

could possibly begin with even though

I love turkey don’t eat it more

than once a year like a good enough meal

with people around a big table

most of whom I like and the conversation

that happens even though

we don’t agree we don’t even agree

on the best cranberry sauce some people

still like that funny canned jelly so we

serve it every year

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.


  1. Hi Esther,

    Yes, I am one of those funny cranberry people. I’ve even brought a can with me. It’s a childhood love and it’s not Thanksgiving without the plop of Ocean Spray and those demarcation lines. And yet – about all the other food, I’m a fussy gourmet, even though I don’t cook.

    xoxoxo and enjoy!


  2. We don’t have Thanksgiving in Israel, but we give thanks for the fact that turkey is a staple in shawarma as a substitute for lamb which is very high in cholesterol.

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