A poem for #blogElul 7: Be
A poem for #blogElul 9: Hear

A poem for #blogElul 8: Believe

Blogelul2014-1BELIEVE (8 ELUL)

That I am more
than the stories I tell.

That some core of self

though old photos
are no longer mirrors.

That the good
I've tried to do

That you see me.

That I will find mercy
in your eyes.


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.