To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji, To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi, To the Japanese, – Geijin, To the Mexicans – Gringa. To the Palestinians – an invader… A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.
Liquids of Life
Sperm, milk , birth waters,
Blood, saliva, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred , transmuted
On the Endless Chain of Being
Our mothers’ generation decided
Milk was unseemly,
Waged their war on tears.
And I saw Mexican babies nursing on Coke,
their moms tearless…
Orit Adar, February 27th 2019, Jerusalem