Photo of March 2022

Poet Judith Herzberg wrote a poem about the war in Ukraine

‘Didn’t think’

“I didn’t think about my mother when I placed the stengun in the open window

Nor did I think of her when I suspected someone across the street had been hit

I didn’t think of her again until I brought the gun in that night

How she used the corner of her apron to wipe the table when I had spilled some more

And how she then said: Careful, the window sill has just been painted, don’t scratch it. “

Judith Herzberg