What If

by Drora Matlofsky

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

What if the Powers That Be
Turn up their noses :
No good, no good?

Shall I spend my days
Knitting sweaters
No one will wear
And inventing recipes
No one will taste?

I think
I'll keep writing poems
No one will read.

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 06, 2015