Samuel Menashe

(September 16, 1925 – August 22, 2011 / New York City)

Descent - Poem by Samuel Menashe

My father drummed darkness
Through the underbrush
Until lightning struck

I take after him

Clouds crowd the sky
Around me as I run
Downhill on a high—
I am my mother's son
Born long ago
In the storm's eye


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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011



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