Reflections through poetry

These selected poems were written after my car accident and stroke


When you told me that you loved him,
You turned on a particle accelerator
and blew my atoms
to bits.
I did not know what
was inside;
thank you for giving
me back to myself.


I love the way your
face shines when you
talk about being in love
with him.
I know how the moth
feels as he flies
towards the flame.


The kite thinks that
it is the one holding
the string until it learns to love
the dipping and the
soaring more than the
holding on.


Alon Kaplan, who is a Stroke Warrior and a fierce poet, constructs his oral language like he written a poem inside his damaged brain.

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