Peretz Opochinski: Poverty

by Peretz Opochinsky

Eyes glazed wild, green cunning looks
Paws – steel muscles poised to strangle
and a sack sewed up from human skin –


Before the Canaanite face, heart with lust-rubbish
rabbit-fear and eyes pierce distance
somewhere on a sacrifice the bitch gnashes teeth –

Give Bread!

Insides churn, lips drool,
– – – with bound ribs
So on God and self too blackness, rage –