this is a place…

where you’re on the phone with your mom, discussing the future,
and a bunch of 7-year-old boys sit and watch you talking,
and one comes up and says, ‘at tzocheket o bocha?’
so you have to answer to him, ‘tzocheket,’
and after the worried 7-year-olds all laugh and dance around,
sweet smiles and, ‘bye chamuda!’
so you can laugh and wave back,
and everything is ok,
between your mom in your ear,
and israeli children looking out for you…