The flightless bird whose wings are cut
The lonely mermaid no one has sought
I am not Babylon
The once strong and sexy city brought low.
I am Israel,
I have been approached by men from every angle
Who look for who to give their golden bangles
They think riches is what brings joy to the spirit
But what has flesh got to do with Spirit?
I am alone but not lonely
My singleness does not signify uselessness
I am old. I am young.
I am a priceless jewel by the seaside
Waiting for the right one.
I am waiting.