Online Open Mic -2021
Come take a look at the work of Tali Cohen Shabtai! Her well versed and relatable poetry is an inspiring way to start the week as well as the new month.
My Favorite Line: “The nature of loss is measured by its power of its permanence, and no other. “
Taken For Granted
Tali Cohen Shabtai
Where I live
is needed for effort and not multiple steps
to my apartment.
So, whoever lost me intentionally or who inadvertently
you should have known
that not everyone tries twice.
The nature of loss is measured by its power of its permanence,
and no other.
Also in the work of writing, you receive a “blueprint,” before the next step so if you do not
know what you are stepping on only when you complete the step do not rush to look
I am already striding to another direction of the compass.
I don’t need to alert
those who do
I cannot be reached
This may be a metaphor
like a cul-de-sac
where the route has no continuity and signs showing that
at the beginning of the road
notices it only after
Taken for granted?
Really, don’t take me for granted.
Tali Cohen Shabtai was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and is an international poet of high esteem with works translated into many languages.
She is the author of three bilingual volumes of poetry, “Purple Diluted in a Black’s Thick”(2007), “Protest” (2012) and “Nine Years From You”(2018).
A fourth volume is forthcoming in 2021. She has lived many years in Oslo, Norway, and in the U.S.A.