I Wasn’t One of the Six Million: And What
Is My Life Span? Open Closed Open
by Yehuda Amichai (1924 – 2000)
Translated by Chana Bloch
My life span is over.
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Sometimes I Want To Sink Into Your Body
by Chana Bloch (1940 – 2017)
Sometimes I want to sink into your body
with the fever that spikes inside me
to be a woman
who can open a man.
Why must I be only softness and haunches,
a satin cul-de-sac?
You ought to know what sharpens me
like a barbed arrow.
Do you think we’re so different?
How you tease me, twiddle me,
hustle me along,
just when I’d like to splay you
tooth and nail.