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by Drora Matlofsky

Chava's parents are ninety.
They like to go out dancing,
Quarelling all the way
To the ball.

Chava drives them.
At sixty-two, she is the young lady
Of the ball.
Her mother scolds her
For showing off:
'You are the only one with a pink hat,' she says.

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 July 11, 2015