A poem for Good Friday

A poem for Good Friday, from Shez, a Jewish Israeli lesbian-feminist poet and one-time punk rocker. The translation is my own.

Only I know what’s in Jesus’ underwear
I was with him just yesterday—
on his last night—
I didn’t laugh
I wasn’t surprised when
I lowered his underwear
I sucked I licked I slid in, pushing
I blew hard I breathed deep and
all shook up I shouted:
“Woman! Bestow upon me your beauty
your compassion, your grace
Dowse me in your passion
your tenderness, your womb”

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Women Write Resistance is Out!

Two sections of my long poem “Wanting A Gun” are included in the new anthology Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence

Women Write Resistance

Women Write Resistance

Readings by local authors from the anthology are springing up all across the country—stay tuned for information about upcoming events in Philadelphia!

Meanwhile, you watch a clip of poet Barbara Salvatone reading the two sections of “Wanting a Gun” here: