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Sarah Rising

Sarah Rising Myra Sklarew While the miracle of Sarah's resurrection is underway, leaf blowers have already begun driving their noxious fumes under my doorsills, around the frames of windows. Sarah is strong and well as she has never been in life. In a hospital room, platefuls of nourishing food wait for her: heaps of scrambled eggs, delicate croissants, tea. And she moves, her crabbed hands and feet entirely erased. In their place, fingers dance and toes unfurl. She rises, walks while the leaf blowers pull me away from my last moments with the risen Sarah into their world of doing and getting done. A sluice of sound comes down between my dreaming of her strong sacred new life and this cold December morning. Myra Sklarew, American University SAJL Volume 29 (2010) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in American Jewish Literature Penn State University Press

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Myra Sklarew While the miracle of Sarah's resurrection is underway, leaf blowers have already begun driving their noxious fumes under my doorsills, around the frames of windows. Sarah is strong and well as she has never been in life. In a hospital room, platefuls of nourishing food wait for her: heaps of scrambled eggs, delicate croissants, tea. And she moves, her crabbed hands and feet entirely erased. In their place, fingers dance and toes unfurl. She rises, walks while the leaf blowers pull me away from my last moments with the risen Sarah into their world of doing and getting done. A sluice of sound comes down between my dreaming of her strong sacred new life and this cold December morning. Myra Sklarew, American University SAJL Volume 29 (2010)

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Studies in American Jewish LiteraturePenn State University Press

Published: Nov 7, 2010

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