From Diary Poems
By Avrom Sutzkever
Translated from Yiddish: Zackary Sholem Berger


Days
Hours
No longer hours and days
But an altar set up in your bones
consuming all you feel & see.
There alone you sing
Self-devouring.

Zackary Sholem Berger is a poet, short story writer, and translator in Baltimore working in Yiddish and English. In his day job, he is a mild-mannered primary care physician. Follow him on Twitter: @ZackBergerMDPhD or @sholemberger.