The Pin-up Girl and the Torah

water droplets on glass

It happened, sometime

Early in the shower,

Between that first

Preferred temperature –

And strength –

And the satin feel of my hair

Running through

My own fingers.

 

“What is my longing?”

I asked myself.

 

And my skin

Told my hands;

As my hands

Redeemed my skin,

Finger-tips tracing

Mezuzah pendant,

 

“There is poetry here.”

 

Thank you,

Pin-up girl

And Torah,

Age

And Menopause,

And the recent death 

Of my mother,

For chaperoning me

To the Sanctuary of Truth;

Holy, liminal realm of

Erotic shared space.

Here is the landscape:

Shekhinah and Malkhut,

Intermingling.

 

My soul

Animates

My body.

 

And I am exactly

What I need.

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