POEM: (how to sleep on) Le’il Tisha B’Av

By Yossi Huttler

a pillow less
or pillow-less
a stone mai’avenei hamakom
head rest for one’s temples
can you really sleep
like every other night of the year

Yossi Huttler is the author of LaKol Z’man: A Poetical Journey Through the Jewish Year. His poems and essays have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Observer, the Forward, Jewish Action and Midstream. This poem first appeared on Forward.com

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