Fifteen hours of distance between Oakland and Tokyo.
You give me the impression of someone
Avoiding negotiation, but don't mention
What deal we're discussing.
You put forward your final offer:
Our love is not threatened by this.
We have two-score anniversaries to prove it!
But my stomach wonders:is this a rehearsal?
Am I practicing turning over in the bed
Judith Offer has two daughters, four books of poetry, and
dozens of plays. (Sixteen of the latter, including five musicals, have been
produced.)Her writing reflects
her childhood in a large Catholic family—with some Jewish roots—her experience
as teacher, community organizer, musician, historian, gardener, as well as her
special fascination with her roles of wife and mother.She is a member of a poetics seminar, a
local band, the Institute for Historical Study, and a garden club; she studies
Yiddish, Spanish, and yoga; plants vegetables; walks a lot; and tries to avoid
second-hand book stores.More information
is available at www.JudithOffer.com.