Our dear Kohanic ancestors
with their really great clothes
that hat mitznefet
summer breastplate with aeration
winter breastplate to keep the heart line
in a dry climate linen is fabulous
when it’s humid
it’s like wearing a wet towel.
Deep crimson the color of a squashed worm.
Is it on the reddish tint or the bluish tint
[they’re so different] —
Where’d you get those clothes?
The mystery blue –
the blue comes up once every seventy years
nowadays the blue is hidden —
a deceased mollusk
brought it up from the deep
where it gave birth
to the sea.
Small alef; poetry Naso
D E half-flat F G flat