Beit Tikvah B’kol

a giant sunflower looms against the blue sky
May this razing
 
usher in
 
the rising.
 
May the exposure
 
of the evils,
 
of all sides,
 
be re-dressed
 
as a healing.
 
May the windows of our prayers
 
move us into the world of vision.
 
May our grieving,
 
and the grieving of the world,
 
come to serve as a blessing.
 
May the pain
 
point in the direction 
 
of our balm.
 
May the breath we each breathe,
 
in and out,
 
remind us that we are, 
 
that all of life is, 
 
already saying God’s Holy name.
 
May “I Am Becoming What I Shall Become”
 
be the starting point
 
held within each breath 
 
and may this not-so-raw material
 
build the new Jerusalem:
 
construct the Temple of Peace.

 

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