Alicia Ostriker

Kol Nidre
October 08, 2008

As to the deep ineradicable flaws in the workmanship anger and envy anger and envy stemming from over-enthusiasm that rises like a water lily from mud and the stone of self, of ego that insists on its imperial monologue that strangles its audience I would like to repent but I cannot I am ridden like a horse * What does the contriver have in mind the contrivance wants to know because otherwise what is the point of all this moaning pretending to be sorry for everything groveling like a chained-up snake crawling over a stone book in the rain of words for which someone is responsible at times the