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Di nishtikeh megileh

God help us if we start to dream of Esther. What Itzik warned us of is true today. A savior’s bad enough, but one like this, Who wins the day by–can I even say it?– She’s pimped out by her … Continue reading

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Tsurikgeyn

What if we just went back? We could, you know. I’m not really serious. But, surely it’s our land as much as theirs. We’ve been in Poland for about as long as Magyars have in Hungary, and far more than … Continue reading

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A sonnet for Charlottesville

The ones who hate the most are full of fear. They fight us when they think that we are weak; for in our strength they don’t dare get too near unless they’re sure we’ll turn the other cheek. Deep in … Continue reading

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Martyrs

Note: I wrote this poem in Spanish four years ago, about events then happening in Colombia. Given the recent terrorist attack in Charlottesville it feels worth translating to English. It’s six in the morning and yesterday two peasants died in … Continue reading

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צו עסטרײַך און צו דײַטשלאַנד

אױף ייִדיש מוז איך שרײַבן די פּאָעמע, װײַל כ’האָב נישט קײנמאָל זיך געלערנט דײַטש. איר זײַט נאָר בײזערע חלומות געװען, אַ מעשׂה מיט װאָס אָפּצושרעקן קינדער. בײַ מיר זײַט איר געװען נאָר שטענדיק שאָטנס, װוּ כ’האָב אונדזער געשיכטע אױסגעמאָלט. הײַנט, … Continue reading

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Sin justicia no hay paz

“¡Sin justicia no hay paz!” Es una promesa Prometemos que si no nos traigan justicia No les concederemos paz “¡Las calles son nuestras!” Mostraremos a los cabrones Que se creen dueños de este país jodido Que nunca Nunca NUNCA Nos … Continue reading

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No Justice, No Peace

“No Justice, No Peace!” It’s a promise A promise that if they do not bring us justice We will not grant them peace “Whose streets? Our streets!” Show the bastards Who think they own this goddamn country That we will … Continue reading

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