Many Tongues Poem by MOSHE BENARROCH


Many Tongues
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(this poem comemorates the fact that I have only
written 2 poems in Hebrew in the last two years).

I left the Hebrew language
as others leave a loved woman
they have been trying to fuck
for ten or fifteen years, saying
woman I am a man, hear all the
other women that want me and
now I have to go and get what
I need from them, I am a poet
woman, and you can’t be my
fantasy forever, I am poet in search
of a a language and many tongues
have loved me and your door has
been closed for so long, I had to
open other knobs with other hands
I can’t behave like an amputee forever
and now that so many doors have
opened, now you open yours to see
if I’m still there, I am not and when
you see me near it’s because I took
a walk, a walk through my old habits
I don’t need your tongue, many tongues
have loved me now and I don’t miss
your never existing carress anymore.

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