Fire

Naomi Lowinsky

You have made arrangements
to give yourself away 
your tangled brain
to science

Your ninety–seven year old parts
to anyone 
who can use them   the rest
goes into the fire

the Holy Fire

in one fell swoop
your youngest son pulls 
the lever     Sees you
thumbing your nose

at Hitler
Look how long   how well
I lived    and when I was ready

it was I    who chose 
                                          the fire

            





 

Naomi Lowinsky, won the Blue Light Poetry Prize for her chapbook, The Little House on Stilts Remembers. Her fourth full length collection, The Faust Woman Poems, trace one woman’s Faustian adventures through Women’s Liberation and the return of the Goddess. A new collection of essays, The Rabbi, the Goddess and Jung: Getting the Word from Within was rercently published.

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