Category: Poetry

Anne Frank: Jewish. And Human.

(Poetry)
published in Moonchild Magazine, Issue 5

A bundle of contradictions
split in two
one side
            exuberant
the other one
                        much purer
            imagine
only half of what is known
beat her down
           hide her
afraid
           people
                      will discover
she’s disappeared
against a more powerful enemy
voice within
            sobbing
keep trying
find a way
if only
            there were no other
            people in the world



This is a found poem.
Source: Anne Frank’s final diary entry in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Tin Woman

(Poetry)
published in Brave Voices Mag, Issue 1

Dismantle me.
Replace my organs
with mechanical parts.
Oil the gears
so they move
like the hands of a clock.
Tick, tock—
precise.
Meeting expectations.
Tighten the bolts,
constrict my movement,
and place me on a shelf
where I can be seen
but not heard.
Fiddle and tweak
until I’m just right—
original parts disposed.

“If only you had a heart.”

I am what you made me.

 

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