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A poem for #blogElul 8: Believe

A poem for #blogElul 7: Be

Blogelul2014-1BE (7 ELUL)

Time to decide
who I want
to be
this time
around the wheel.

goldenrod sparks
and fizzes
like gold dust
by the roadside.

A new year
a new morning
a new lifetime
just around
the bend.

Will I be
playful today
or severe?
What in me

no matter how
I dress
what stays
through all
of my changes?


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.