#blogElul 6: Know
#blogElul 8: Hear

#blogElul 7: Be


You make me want
to be better.

In your eyes
I become more.

No one else sees me
the way you do.

I see myself
through your eyes

and think: that's not
the me I know me to be.

It's the me I become
when I'm with you.

I want to be
what you see in me.


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.