Whitewash (or "I am Other: I Am Not the Person who Did those Sins")


by Yael Unterman



Lush, soft brush,

Slashed even and smooth

Over bump and stains


And we try to forget

The people we upset

The things we did

Out of weakness and pain.



With a thick, harsh brush

Sloshed wishfully

O'er blots and marks


See nice, fresh wall

In bedroom and hall.

But don’t forget

Under white – it’s dark.


Click here to see the painting "White Wash" by Arie Vardi, inspired by the above poem.