Today's poem is by Chana Bloch

Yom Asal, Yom Basal
                One day honey, one day onion.
                                        —Arabic sqying

In every maybe the fear of yes.
In every promise a shattered glass.

For every portion a cutting edge.
For every rift a slippery bridge.

In every hope some pickling salt.
In every bungle a touch of guilt.

Unto every plan God's ringing laughter.
Unto every death a morning after.

Copyright © 2018 Chana Bloch All rights reserved
from The Moon is Almost Full
Autumn House Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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