The Letter ש By Rachel Belth

The Letter ש is not righteous.

The Letter ש has a toothy laugh.

The Letter ש has a temper.

The Letter ש is a Swiss Army knife.

The Letter ש is a spy.

The Letter ש is Wolverine.

The Letter ש is an Egyptian comb.

The Letter ש is a maimed octopus.

The Letter ש is a notorious shusher.

The Letter ש eats soup with a straw.

The Letter ש’s favorite holiday is Hanukkah.

The Letter ש is Spock’s great uncle once removed.

The Letter ש is comfortable being a third wheel.

The Letter ש has a habit of leaning on door lintels.

The Letter ש is a burning bush.

The Letter ש is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

The Letter ש is Absalom’s hair.

 


Rachel Belth is an instructional designer, creative nonfiction writer, and poet. Her work has appeared in Prick of the Spindle, *82 Review, and Embodied Effigies, among other places. She writes from a south-facing window in Columbus, Ohio.