A Prayer for Clytemnestra

I had been told that you would come back. I woke with the knowledge of that. But among the gods now there is no one who oversees my actions… More

Prayer Before Dying

Let the oceans be still or roar, as they always have. Please let the world go on as it always has, so that my children will know that only… More

Prayer

If my mother’s right and Allah exists, he would surely only understand Arabic and wouldn’t bother to read my writings in Hebrew. If God can read Hebrew, then apparently… More

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