Tikkun Magazine


An Arab boy in blue flip flops galloping bareback the length

of the valley, back and forth, over and over, cigarette clenched

between his teeth, cell phone pressed to his ear, faster, faster,

he’s spurring the horse on now, steering him up the rim

of the valley and suddenly out into noonday traffic, out

of time, out of place, cars grinding to a halt, the rhythmic

clip clop of hooves pounding tarmac.

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Tikkun 2017 Volume 32, Number 1: 71

Barbara Goldberg, raised in Forest Hills, New York, graduated from Mount Holyoke College in philosophy. She is the author of four prize-winning books. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.