My mother-in-law, or: Her daughter

A ‘Septolet’

My mother-in-law

My wife
fundraises for Ukraine
without telling her mom.


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

30 thoughts on “My mother-in-law, or: Her daughter”

      1. You cannot imagine hot political arguments at our Shabbat table with our son David. I hear from friends that they experience the same disparity. B”H Alex, who came from there and still remembers the KGB search at 3 AM, when they disemboweled his toy monkey looking for microfilm, agrees with us.

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