Yevava: The Cries of the Mothers

tree in the sinai desert
The cries that carry
from one end 
of the earth
to the other.
The cries
passed between,
one mother
to another.
The cries 
so loud
that they cannot
be heard.
Lips, mute,
as a multitude of
shofars blow,
fully open
the arteries
of their hearts:
Sara’s drowning Teruah 
in the wake
of her son.
Sisera’s mother’s
Shevarim breaking through 
the lattice
returning without carrying
any answer.
Tekiah gedolah
in surrogate Yael
as she plunges toward
her irreversible decision. 
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