Keep This Bag Away From Liat

I am going to be editing the Keep This Bag Away From Children site for all of June. Then, in July, I am going to disappear into the mountains for a bit...

Anyway, I am kicking off the month with three wonderful poems from Liat Mayer. I pasted a sample below, but you can read them all here.  

More of Liat's poetry can be found in the forthcoming Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry.


Striking happiness. The stars

after midnight mid winter

saving everything. Stumbling

through ordinary brokenness

planes so low overhead

sometimes the earth is trembling.

Days where nothing matters

and then finally

days where nothing matters,

the clouds extending perfectly.