Visiting those who are gone
A poem for #blogElul 28: Give

A poem for #blogElul 27: Intend

Blogelul2014-1INTEND (ELUL 27)

And what did I intend, after all?
To uncover beauty everywhere.

To travel even
into the heart of an enemy
and unlock the rusted gate.

To walk beside someone
for a time; to share
a simple sunrise as spectacular
as a nebula unfolding.

To act as though
I were really the person
your starry eyes imagine.

To be a story.
Remembered and retold.


I'm participating again this year in #blogElul, an internet-wide carnival of themed posts aimed at waking the heart and soul before the Days of Awe. (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year's and this year's #blogElul posts via the Elul tag; last year's posts are also available, lightly revised, in the print chapbook Elul Reflections.