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Coming to Life
Poems
Joy Ladin

Sheep Meadow Press



Contents

• GROWING PAIN
• Conclusion to a Ritual Marking the Passage from Male to Female
• Growing Pain
• What It’s Like
• Affair
• The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something
• Something Else You Will Never Know About Me
• The Eraser
• The Pile of Bricks
• The Wind
• Winter Rain
• The Leopard
• Loving Him
• Happily Ever After
• Spring
• Letter
• Return Flight
• Mizmor L’Todah (Psalm of Thanks)
• The Game
• DEMOCRACY IS BURNING
• Prologue: An Aerial Attack with a Religious Center
• Consuming Encounter
• Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation
• Democracy is Burning
• An Election
• Evidence
• Love
• Vital Signs
• Death
• Epilogue: The Heart of the Heartland
• SURVIVAL GUIDE
• Today’s Forecast:
• Daylilies
• On the Train to Exeter
• Passing the Belgian Ambassador’s Residence in Jerusalem
• Natural Disasters
• The Body of Life
• Now and Then
• Door
• Dozing to Waterfall
• Seed
• Survival Guide
• ANSWER
• Crèche
• The Grave of Craving
• Medallion Inscribed with the Hebrew Alphabet in the Shape of a Flame
• God is Beating
• Touching the Tree of Life
• Answer
• Va-yera
• COMING TO LIFE
• Coming to Life
• Hurting
• Mind
• The Slopes of Becoming
• Girl in a Bottle
• Coming True
• Kiss Everything
• Even If You Want
• Fairy Tale Ending
• Thickening

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