Thanking Our Stars
This poem was written by Caitlin Wolper in a 12-Month Poetry Collection Generator taught by Angel Nafis
“Jewish Poet” and what am I afraid of?
pogroms and not grandfather was a suburbs?
our stars never did us much good. Painted violence, Thanksthe way Seinfeld would say it—
remain alive; cling to life; pull through
get through; hold on; hold out;
endure; remain; go on
I mentioned Hebrew school. He turned, naked surprise: “You’re the first Jew I’ve ever met.”
remember the yellow bruise?
This poem was previously published
Caitlin Wolper is a poet and journalist. Her work has been featured in Hypertrophic Lit, Ghost City Review, Longleaf Review, Hooligan, and more; her bylines include the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Teen Vogue. She uses all caps or all lowercase on Twitter @CaitlinWolper.
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