Grandma's Fingers

by Drora Matlofsky

Apple sauce is good.
Apple sauce is sweet.
It's wet and solid enough
To linger round the mouth.
Apple sauce is good,
But after a bit it disappears.

Grandma's fingers are sweet too.
They are strong, they are soft
And they stay in the mouth
For a long, long time.

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 12, 2015