Pessach – a poem by Sally Michaelson


Despite its name
without Dad
has no order

velvet kippah
at jaunty angle,
face flushed
from Kiddush wine

taking turns
to read
the Haggada,
cup overflowing

for Elijah to drink,
too tired
and full
to say the Birkat

Pessach Jewish holiday of Passover
Haggada prayer book recounting the Exodus Egypt
Birkat Hamazon Grace after Meals

Sally Michaelson is a conference interpreter in Brussels and her poems have been published in Lighthouse and Ink, Sweat and Tears.

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