YU Observer January Poetry Submissions: Clarity

By: P.D.  |  February 13, 2021

Each month, the YU Observer sends a call to YU students for poetry submissions following a specific theme. This month, the theme was “Clarity”, and our honorable mentions include P.D.’s piece, “What Did Simon Really Say?”.

What Did Simon Really Say?

By P.D.

Simon says don’t stray after your heart.
Don’t watch movies.
Don’t listen to music during Sefira. You’re out.

Get married.
Don’t have premarital sex.
Simon says perform yibbum. We’re out.

Simon says don’t eat pork.
Simon says don’t eat milk and meat.
Simon says don’t eat chadash. Who’s out?

Judge people favorably. We’re out.
Don’t be gay. I’m out.
Simon says love your fellow as yourself. Who’s out?

Do you want to see your writing published? The theme for March’s poetry submissions is “Chaos”. Send all submissions to theyuobserver@gmail.com by March 15 .