by Tova

Capitalist Day

Recently in a poem i included references to the Zionist socialist organization, dror, that became my childhood life and savior, i was a child who was often depressed and suicidal, who got harassed for my lack of “social skills” and how i dressed and looked; i didn’t have many friends. i know this was not just who i was, but also had to do with anti-semitism, classism, my family’s leftist “leanings,” and the family abuse i experienced. but i didn’t realize all this at the time, so when lisa helman, a Jewish girl, decided she could be friends with me, i didn’t analyze it. lisa introduced me to dror, where among other somewhat politicized Jewish children, i found some sense of comfort and belonging.

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