A. Papatya Bucak
Rabbi in a Tea Cup
Often I reread the books
I loved as a child, which worries my parents because I have a cousin
who often rereads the books she loved as a child, and she has spent
time in a mental institution. She has a friend who, at breakfast, talks
to a rabbi in his tea cup. I once had a teacher who kept his grandfather's
finger in a jar, but I would not consider him a friend.
A. Papatya Bucak is an
assistant professor in the MFA program at Minnesota State University,
Mankato. Next year, she will be a visiting professor at Oberlin College.
Recent stories and poems have appeared in Ohio Review, Salt Hill and Beloit Fiction Journal.