I remember Uzi


Not just the name of a machine gun

But also

The name of a retired engineer

Living in Ra’anana;

Recently emigrated from Essex.

I couldn’t

For the life of me

Understand the Hebrew


I somehow missed-out on the minus times minus


The minus times plus


That today

is second nature

and probably something, if I thought about it

in any detail

in any depth

I would get lost inside

like time



or Zeno’s distance between two points;

a tautology.

But fortunately,

Uzi was able to explain

That which I didn’t understand


when the teacher

Screeched eex and why & zed.



Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

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