Before Rain

Illustration by Tania Advani | www.taniamaya.com

Whatever you do, there are rockets falling,

and after the rockets, smoke climbing

 

up through walls that are exploding.

Trees grow up where there once were people, weeds

 

take over beds of lettuces and coddled flowers,

uprearing mole hills unpopulate the fields.

 

The bricked-in hours of the human have all been knocked down.

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Tikkun 2017 Volume 32, Number 1: 71

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