by Esther Cohen

 

179540Did you know

Ziggy shouted

he shouts because

he’s deaf and he assumes his listeners

can’t hear either

his hearing aids always in his right breast pocket

did you know

he repeated to make sure we heard

the question

ziggy is 86 a German man

came over in the 40′s

mister fix it

there’s nothing he can’t do

bees, Chinese Smoker,

big stainless steel pig roaster

he made the whole thing then finds

the perfect pig

he can fix anything except his ears

did you know he said

that my mother’s mother in Germany

was Jewish and my neighbor the rabbi

said that makes me Jewish too. Maybe

he laughed my name is really Izzy.