Poetry: Here by Mónica Gomery
Mónica Gomery’s “Here” feels as if it must be a prose poem—the rolling sentences and stacked syntax reveal the enormity of what can’t be said, the enormity of trying to say what can’t be said. Touch the flowers at the memorial, instead. Feel their pink softness, instead.
Mónica Gomery is the author of Here is the Night and the Night on the Road (Cooper Dillon Books, 2018), and Of Darkness and Tumbling (YesYes Books, 2017). When she’s not writing poetry, she works as a rabbi at Kol Tzedek Synagogue in West Philly, and at SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. Mónica's work as both a poet and rabbi explores queerness, diaspora, theology, ancestors, language, song, and political/spiritual transformation. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals, and she’s so grateful to share these pages with Frontier’s community of writers.