Spring 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 2 Poetry |

Is There Anywhere You Wouldn’t Go Alone?

I visit strangers in their houses, tape them telling how they got here. Museum       of the voice, a clean brook coursing over artifacts of a burned house, objects       that have lost their homes. Tell me about your decision to move to Israel—       (shallow bowls used for offerings at home,       some with handles shaped like spines or noses) Did you grow up in a Zionist home?       You shall mortify yourselves (the text burned off)       (Holes in the tract of Thanksgiving) Describe your first impressions.       A horned lake   A bird's beak       Before the meat the priest says grace       first the little letters, then the Lord How did your family react?       Facsimile of the scroll of the war of the sons of light       against the sons of darkness: tracts of land       over millennia slowly float apart

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Leah Falk’s poems and criticism have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Black Warrior Review, Haaretz, and other publications. She received an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award. She is at work on her first collection of poems.

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