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Tribute To My Grandmother

I lie in bed unable to sleep
My grandmother died yesterday and Iím estranged from my Community

My thoughts travel back to Salford 7 where my grandmother had lived
The damp-looking leafy streets
The trees
The ultra-religious Jewish boys with tzitzits hanging out from their shirts,
the sides of their hair arranged in peyot

The local *Cheder Iíd got expelled from
The cold and the dark of the streets
The smell of autumn evenings
Bonfire night and childish mischief

Finally I succumb to an exhausted sleep,
waking a few hours later to a long and lonely day


*preparatory Hebrew school
Lozzamus
Written by Lozzamus
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Author's Note
Although many years have passed since then, the death had a huge impact of me at the time, and family relationships were never healed.
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