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“Blessed burning of yahrzeit candle’
lit candle, thick and white, next to white petal on wood table against black background
“My mother was at peace, so I could be at peace.”
closeup of elderly woman's hands being held by younger person's hands, both light-skinned
“It was on an island of death / That my mother / Visited me.”
person with backpack on standing outdoors looking out onto a misty sky with blurry landscape in the distance
“Here is the landscape: / Shekhinah and Malkhut, / Intermingling”
water droplets on glass
“Why is it that I couldn’t know them more fully?”
black and white photo of drooping white flowers
“It is a cosmic principle … the Eternal Mystery”
Hukat Olam
Poem in response to school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022
At My Kid’s Gymnastics Class I Read the News from Texas
“We will return to you, / you will return to us.”
Not in This World or in the Next
“I want to know this: did God see you / trying as hard as you could / to live?”
In This Place
“As this day begins its dark descent / our tongues go dry again”
Tisha b’Av, Again

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