Fukushima – new poem card

From my on-going grief and fear about what Fukushima means for our oceans, our planet, all the animals and ecosystems with no power to stop human poison, came a poem trying to find words for the immensity of the grief. The poem is now available to purchase as a glossy poetry postcard using the link below.



I can’t hold this grief today
all containment shattered spilling pouring pluming out
currents of currents of eddies of currents of riptides of
fallout of rain acid of rain nuclear of rain that doesn’t fall Oh drought
of grief oh flood of grief oh wall of grief washing down mountains washing
away the house and the child and the barn and the henhouse leaving one
perfect egg unbroken but no hen
to warm it to life

That egg is my grief today
dying in its wholeness

Fukushima Poem Card


Join my life as a liturgist on Sat October 12th at 10 am in Germantown

Please join Fringes Havurah for a special October service on Saturday, Oct 12 at 10 am in Germantown

Our special October service focuses on creating a space where we can bear to focus on environmental destruction, specifically but not only the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

Sitting still in this knowledge can be so hard, when we daily face the crush of our own lives, and trying to save schools and healthcare and other systems melting down in our our communities, and the wall of heavy fear that waits to crash down on us when we face the worst of what happens on our swiftly tilting planet.

So, in our time together that shabbat morning, we’ll build a container in which we can, all together, turn to face this fear and this reality.

Please help us plan by RSVPing to: RSVP Oct. 2013

Service location:
Germantown Friends Meetinghouse
47 W. Coulter St,
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Map: 47 W Coulter