of my world, the day after a rain
that brings new grass and life
to mourn their dead.
or words to soothe my soul,
to help me bear the darkness of the world.
my heart, stretched each day anew–
by horrors and dark predictions.
whose only son was killed at a dance party
in the desert in Lit. ''the one who struggles with God.'' Israel means many things. It is first used with reference to Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel (Genesis 32:29), the one who struggles with God. Jacob's children, the Jewish people, become B'nai Israel, the children of Israel. The name also refers to the land of Israel and the State of Israel. on Oct. 7th.
The loss of her son like this,” she said.
“No retaliation will ever bring him back.”
I seek. I shuffle through
my midnight house to my son’s dark bedroom
In this safe room, I kiss his forehead and whisper,