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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
BY WAY OF JERICHO
“They say the minerals are curative.” My sister pointed to a picture of the Dead Sea. “Come with me.”
“You want salt?” I said. “I’ll buy you a box of Morton’s.”
“You know what I mean.”
“I’d rather visit Australia.”
“Be a pal. Think about it.”
“I knew it wasn’t a cure,” my sister whispered from her hospice bed. “I just wanted to visit the Holy Land before I died.”
The water’s buoyancy made it fun for us to swim but I’ll always prefer the Hebrew name Yam HaMelach, Sea of Salt, to Dead Sea.
I swim with her still.
“We have returned to the cisterns
To the market and to the market-place
A ram’s horn calls out on the Temple Mount
In the Old City.
And in the caves in the mountain
Thousands of suns shine –
We will once again descend to the Dead Sea
By way of Jericho! “
-from the song “Jerusalem of Gold.”