December 10, 2019

I Know What You Are Made Of



I know what you are made of:

lakes and simple sounds, good company

the dissapointed child as he sleeps

with open heart songs inside his sheets.


Grandma used to knit. 

She made a pink blanket.

She told me what little girls are made of:

Sugar and spice and everything that's nice.

That is what little girls are made of. 


You know what I am made of:

tiny branches, spririled weeds

the disenchanted child

as she screams for you to love

what she's made of.


I would have given all myself to you:

hidden faces found and freed.

I'm a brand new cut

that waits

before it bleeds.


Do you love what we're made of?!





c. Emily Stern 2007

Much Thanks to Debra Stern for edits. 

email me at to request a recording of the song with Bennett Miller on the bass.


Much Love,

Happy Purim Katan, Valentine's Day, Full Moon, Shabbos, etc.