Shimon Palmer

and a delirious roll in
the mud, naked

rinsed the excess
off the cracking walls of
my heart

and the light, the
light that spoke through my bare, wet
flesh in the grass.



Shimon Palmer writes: “I was born in Michigan, USA, in 1975. My family moved around the US and between various factions of Orthodox Judaism quite a bit while I was a child before finally settling in Israel in 1991. I eventually left my parents faith, but ended up staying in Israel. Today I am married to Shirah and have three children. I live on a small eco farm I own and manage in the Greater Jerusalem area, and do maintenance work at a local school for a living. I’ve been writing poetry since I was a teenager, although there were some long periods of silence here and there. My work deals mostly with my inner life, and has been published in print here in Israel and online.”

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