Songs From The Diaspora is a weekly poetry focusing on Torah and the weekly Parashat. This week in Nitzavim I considered the idea of standing together as community in a space out of time.

 

Nitzavim

All present

of presence

Standing ever on the cusp-

saws turnt to lyres

in the glimmer and dazzle

of unspooling oath

a river entwining

Carving us-

as lands through to

sea after sea

still, the puzzle of our hearts

will falter and fail

lowing us in lands

far

from the smell of sweet salt ash

where our tongues were coated

soft sweet and rich