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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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  Aurora Antonovic
  Tom Berman
  Cristogianni Borsella
  Dana Campbell
  Tobi Cogswell
  Peggy Dobreer
  Francisco Dominguez
  Marvin Dorsey
  Melissa Fischer
  Steve Goldman
  Melanie Gonzalez
  Wendy Grosskopf
  Debashish Haar
  Matt Harris
  Paula Sfier Kattan
  Marie Lecrivain
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Aire Celeste Norell
  Angel Perales
  Catherine Rajca
  Cat Risinger
  Ariel Robello
  Kate Soto
  Clee Villasor
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Tom Berman
May 2005



Mani Suri

    Tom Berman has been a member of Kibbutz Amiad in the Upper Galilee, Israel for over 50 years. He is a scientist and most of his research has been focused on the Sea of Galilee (a.k.a. Lake Kinneret). Tom grew up in Glasgow, Scotland having arrived there aged 5 from Czechoslovakia with the Kindertransport in 1939. Tom is married with one wife, one dog, three daughters, seven granddaughters and a grandson. His poetry has been published here and there, now and again. He was Editor-in-Chief of the annual Voices Israel Anthology from 2003 to 2006. is still trying to dispose of a book of his poems, Shards, a Handful of Verse.




I am the imposter

within the poet

imposing on your innermost

tweaking at your heartstrings

in the heat of the summer

grinning to see

how you react

to my perceived

oh-so-serious fašade

a malevolent imp

making free

with others’ emotions

positing good faith

laughing behind the bushes

crying to myself

when evening falls.

copyright 2003 Tom Berman