by Drora Matlofsky

But what if it wasn't true?
But what if they were all lying to me?
But what if I made a mistake?
But what if I failed?
But what if I got hurt?
But what will people say?
But I'm too tired...
But it's too hard.
But it's boring.
But I don't feel like it...

Didn't they teach you in school never to start a sentence with 'but'?

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 December 07, 2015