#blogElul 9: See
#blogElul 11: Trust

#blogElul 10: Count


Times when
my wrenching fear
of disappointing you

made me close off
our connection --
I remember every one.

Times when
you've been as close to me
as my own heart,

when I've been
suffused with gratitude
all day long

because of
the mere fact of you --
too many to count.


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.) Read #blogElul posts via the Elul tag; last year's posts are now available in print and e-book form as See Me: Elul poems.