Water Evaporates


by Eric Rozenman (August 2017)

The Wanderer, Yoram Raanan



Water evaporates

Thank God

Else dripping swimsuits,

Spilled drinking glasses

And torn-hearted tears

From here to Jerusalem

Would make this slippery earth

Impossible to walk

For all but the remorseless

Who, since water evaporates,





Eric Rozenman is a communications consultant for the Washington, D.C.-based Jewish Policy Center and teaches history at a Virginia College. His work has appeared in New English Review, The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Washington Post and USA Today and periodicals including the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and Journal of International Security Affairs.

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