Returning to My Beloved
By: Faigie Horowitz
Squat, bosomy, and worn
Industrial boxes and shabby tenements
Jostle bodegas, trattorias, jerky shops and nail palaces.
Littered streets of families and clans
Schools and houses of worship and dollar stores
Embrace their comfortable bulk.
Unfamiliar shapes protrude.
Sleek, glassy slices of buildings,
Glamorous slim young women
In uniform black sheath dresses
Rise on stiletto heels
Craning their necks
For a view across the river.
Can this be my Brooklyn?
REBBETZIN FAIGIE HOROWITZ
is a veteran non-profit management professional whose professional roles have spanned local, citywide, and national organizations. She also serves as lay leadership on boards of Jewish social services groups. She currently works in health care marketing and is freelance writer for several publications. She holds a Masters in Management and is an active rebbetzin in her community of Lawrence, NY.