Freedom Moons

full moon over bushes in the night sky
Let us bless the flow of life
that revives us, sustains us,
and brings us to this time.   
             —Marcia Falk
The moon of Nisan
in Passover sky
rises to fullest
a blossom of silver
on the night different
from all other nights.
The Haggadah moon
the flow of freedom
from pharaoh-enslavement
to seder joy.
The moon of Juneteenth
two months later
also rising full
with message as well
the feel of freedom.
Though bondage,
with other names,
continues to burn
nulling equality
writ into law.
Thus, a new name created
for a new day
with no escape
if justice drowns
in waters lying ahead.
A day to return
to the pain of the past
yet bring to this time
ve’higianu lazman hazeh
promise for all
with moons of freedom
blessing the nights.    
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