Andrew Jacobson

Rookie - 201 Points (1997 / Massachusetts, USA)

On A Bench In Jerusalem - Poem by Andrew Jacobson

On a bench in Jerusalem,
a woman with a hijab.

Beside her, a man,
tickling her through the black cloak.
Laughing first, then convulsions:
her body clenches,
knees to chest,
like a fetus in the womb.

And I, observing this,
become also,
like a fetus in the womb.

Topic(s) of this poem: laugh, laughing


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A commentary on how the most basic and most universal of feelings, laughter and joy, can soften our most hardened hearts and usher coexistence into the world.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 19, 2018


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