Sunday Poem

I Called God

I called God but there's no
God. But there was
God because I called
God. And if there wasn't
God what
did I call? And I called, I called
God. And there was, for a split
second, and there will be. He won’t
die. As long as
I keep calling


by Adi Assis
from Haneshek Haham (Firearms)
publisher: Helicon, Tel Aviv, 2009

ranslation: 2015, Shelly Marder