tel-aviv 3:38 by Ayala Sella.

in a few hours
i’m off to london
and then to
the city
except today
there’s still
live music
at the boom bar
and tall glasses
of tuborg
and camouflage
trousers that
if you please
you can
and the taxi driver
which I always shotgun
“my brother has an irish
wife who’s really catholic
but they seem to get
along ok”
to which I reply
“that’s all that matters”
and he says
“the trick is
to bend down
without it hurting”

Ayala Sella is a writer, living and working in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Born in Israel, she moved to the United States at the age of four, and has spent the past years traveling between these two countries. Her first book, a collection of poetry entitled soliloquies of a crosswalker has just been released by Wasteland Press. Her first interview will be published in the KGB Lit Magazine in August and her work is forthcoming in the New York Quarterly. She will be participating in the monthly storytelling series at The Bodega on Sunday, August 7th, and will be reading at the Bowery Poetry Club August 9th, at Bluestockings Bookstore on August 18th, at Cafe Orwell on August 28th and as part of the Guerrilla Reading Series on August 31st.