The Mishkan Reassembled

It’s understandable.
 

We want the comfort

of Torah,

of a mishkan

 
Full and complete,
 
And traveling with us;
 
Given we are a people,
 
forever on the move.
 
 
The mystics teach
 
that each day,
 
extends throughout time.
 
every event,
 
a liminal variation 
 
on a theme.
 
 
Torah also carries
 
a dismantling. 
 
however disquieting,
 
Sometimes,
 
a mishkan 
 
needs to be 
 
disassembled.
 
 
It is being called
 
to move.
 
sometimes,
 
 
the best each of us can do
 
is to be responsible 
 
for the safe-keeping
 
of one small,
 
 
yet beautiful and necessary part,
 
over terrain, 
 
somehow familiar, 
 
although 
 
not yet 
 
fully known.
 
 
Sometimes,
 
The best we can do
 
Is allow ourselves
 
To be reassured 
 
That one day,
 
Please God, soon,
 
We will collect ourselves;
 
 
We will gather in;
 
 
We will reassemble.

 

 

 

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