by Drora Matlofsky

My favourite books
Throne on top of my bookshelf.
Often consulted,
They ignore dust.
Their wisdom shines
In my life.

Other books
Have slipped to the back
Of the bottom shelf
Of my memory.

One day I'll retrieve them
And the dust
Will make me sneeze.

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 September 09, 2015