Elul 17: Awaken

Seventeen stairs down every morning
Each with a sharp pain.
A groping hand
against the cool metal rail
and a reminder
“I am alive.”

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 28, 2016.

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