Blue and White

 She left two years ago today, 1948
world we’re livin’ in
She left banners with her name
Poetry and games, the world she’s livin’ in
Mikael Tikun Olam Vaed
May the colors bring you fame before all’s said and done

Don’t you know we’re strong. I knew it all along.

Please don’t, don’t tell my secrets. Don’t whisper in the phone.
Please don’t, don’t go on believing
You left me. You’re never gone for long.

Blue and White painted on her face, slight shuffle to her gate, her sandals tucked away
North command, 10 days in Galilee, subtle, soft and sweet
I’ll see you in two weeks!

Don’t you know we’re strong. We knew it all along.

Please don’t, don’t tell my secrets. Don’t whisper in the phone.
Please don’t, don’t go on believing, you left me
You’re never gone for long.

Blazing sun down upon her face
Aviator glasses set in place, cigarettes in hand
Steel toed boots, laced up to her thighs
Brown uniform with no disguise, the world she’s going to

Please don’t, don’t tell my secrets. Don’t whisper in the phone.
Please don’t, don’t go on believing, you left me
You’re never gone for long.

Try to stay, tried to stay. Tried to stay and I tried to say:
Tel Aviv’s 10 miles away, thank you please protect the 48