And What If

by Drora Matlofsky

What will I do
If, as years go by,
My writing gets better
Instead of worse?

What if the Powers That Be
Elect me to sit among the Chosen Few?

Shall I spend my days
Basking in my glory,
Never writing another word
For Fear
Of falling off my pedestal?

I think
I'll keep writing.
Pedestals get boring
After a while.

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 August 26, 2015