We Try To Assemble the Disparate Pieces (COVID)

COVID COVID COVID still this frightening pandemic

Black Lives Matter signs  even here

where we are divided for who

we want for President, what we hope this country

can be.  A demonstration for Black Lives Matter

in the Cairo Town Park on Saturday afternoon.  And still

we are in the middle of the lush hot beauty moons and suns

and the Catskill Creek and corn  as good as every

corn you remember and we pick cherries and eat them

and try to be more Buddhist than Jewish from the point of view

of worry and we listen to music and listen to Ahava

and try to understand this particular now, and summer.



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. Ya know, Esther, you didn’t fall off the face of the earth when you stepped out of The City into The Catskills. We like being a part of The Country too— scrappy as we all may be. I’m from Charlotte Creek myself. Hunker down with us as we wear masks & social distance & country care for one another. Thank God Black Lives Finally Matter

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