Mi Chamocha For the Moment, Passover 2024

trees with no leaves stand in the desert with tangles limbs and roots
Layers upon layers
of history and story
pride and pain
unwinding, unfurling
like a flag
of no nation or state
but a flag of one shared humanity
Roots, some shallow, some deep
we plant
and replant
and regrow
and reroot, reestablish
because destruction may be more powerful
but construction is more soul filling
One tear in the ancient fabric 
that weaves us together 
leaves a scar on us all
but one step towards liberation
creates a seismic shift 
that can re-shape worlds 
We cannot outrun
what humans have wrought
but we can continue to build 
this world from love 
and hope that the work 
of our hearts 
matters just a little bit
in a world gone mad
True freedom means 
we all are able to plant seeds
creating new worlds 
for our children to walk into
hand in hand
until the very last one of us 
is free 
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