Elul 3: Search

Love is lost like keys
on a ring.
You need it
and when it’s gone, panic

How will you get home?
Where can you be safe
with the lights on and
the door locked tight?

Sometimes the search ends so quickly,
you mistake relief
for something else entirely.


This poem is in a series written during Elul, the Jewish month of reflection and repentance leading up to the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement. The project is inspired by Rabbi Phyllis Anna Somer, @imabima. More info on her blog Ima on (and off) the Bima.


~ by ettaqueen on September 13, 2016.

One Response to “Elul 3: Search”

  1. Yes. Hmm.

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