I remember riding the BART with a friend. We were in college and outraged
and she said, you can’t put a word like patriarchy in a poem.
All I have are words
that rumble against the tracks.
Don’t write unless your words emerge from the depths, the teacher says.
I cap my pen. I plug the well.
SarahThe first matriarch, wife of Abraham, and mother of Isaac, whom she birthed at the age of 90. Sarah, in Rabbinic tradition, is considered holy, beautiful, and hospitable. Many prayers, particularly the Amidah (the central silent prayer), refer to God as Magen Avraham – protector of Abraham. Many Jews now add: pokehd or ezrat Sarah – guardian or helper of Sarah. was the first to perform the miracle