My poem, “First Thaw,” is included in Voices Israel 2019: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, the latest annual anthology published by Voices Israel Group of Poets in English. The Jerusalem Post calls this 45th anthology "enthralling," and I am so pleased to have my work included alongside the work of Israeli poets and other poets abroad writing in English.
Having just come through winter myself
sooty sentinels of snow
darkening the curbs,
crab-apples pickled in sidewalk slush,
of trash and twigs
in landlocked pools.
Streets are lined and pitted,
ruined before their time.
Sun whitens an albino sky;
its light reflects my ravage.
Only wind chime sounds of ice
drop by drop by drop
and waterfalls singing into sewers
tell of something else to come.
Having just come through winter myself,