Elul 4: Understand

My aunt and my sister
cry the same tears.
I too can taste the
familiar, salty sting.
Knowing we all share
the same pain brings
a bitter relief.

But for who?

 

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.

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~ by ettaqueen on September 13, 2016.

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