Writing Time

by Drora Matlofsky

Writing time.
I must get comfortable
and let nothing interfere.
Shall I open the window
or turn the heat on?
A shawl and warm socks,
A good chair.
Clear up the table,
don't forget tissues and reading glasses.
Plug the phone in.
I need a cup of tea.
Let's see if the milk's still good.
A biscuit with the tea.
There, I have everything.
I am ready.

... Oh, forgot pen and paper!

Drora Matlofsky has been living in Jerusalem since 1984. Her poetry in English has appeared in various poetry and Jewish magazines and her poetry in French can be found on the Poésie Française site.

Last updated May 09, 2019