Edges of the Lord

'I was eleven when I came to realise
how dangerous it was to be a Jew.

My Father called me to his study one day
and said in order to survive we had to separate.

Papa then began to pound the Catholic prayers
into my head..

so that I would pretend to be a Catholic,
assuring me that God would understand.

But when he began to put me in the closet,
my Mother and Father began to argue..

and once I heard them cry.
Does the Holy Communion really
taste like blood and flesh?

Hail Mary's. Can't let go until you finish.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Word is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women and
blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
now and at our deaths, later.

No, that's not it. You need to be strong.
I brought the potatoes.
I can't lift my arms..
Don't make me do it anymore.