Elul 7: Choose

I guess refusal
to make a decision
about something
is a choice in and of itself.
It’s that fateful, unseen
third option.

To stay on or to quit.
To go out or to turn him down.
To make it work or to move out.

Or, you can refuse, and
just sit.
Nothing changes and
the world happens around you while
Netflix continues
to play in the background.


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.

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