Catapult Alumni | Poetry

Thanking Our Stars

This poem was written by Caitlin Wolper in a 12-Month Poetry Collection Generator taught by Angel Nafis


  “Jewish Poet” and what am I afraid of?

  • Sheitel-

pogroms and not grandfather was a suburbs?

our stars never did us much good. Painted violence,
Thanksthe way Seinfeld would say it—


  Synonyms include:
  remain alive; cling to life; pull through
  get through; hold on; hold out;
  endure; remain; go on
  linger; exist
  be extant

  I mentioned Hebrew school.
  He turned, naked surprise:
  “You’re the first Jew I’ve ever met.”

                                 remember the yellow bruise?


This poem was previously published