It’s all very poetic
To gaze at oneself through a cracked mirror
But far more tragic
To wipe down a faultless one
And find your brows thus furrowed
Bending over menial tasks
This common clay is a black hole
It stretches but does not break us
And my blood was always
Thin enough

Omri Kadim

Omri Kadim is a British-born Israeli writer who has also lived in France, Greece, Austria and the US. He writes both poetry and drama, and has had several works produced in New York City as well as abroad. A short film he co-wrote recently showcased at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2016.

His poems follow Pound’s dictum, “Fundamental accuracy of statement is the sole morality of writing" and thus are often Spartan in their composition.