Please Stop. (#warprayer)

Please Stop.
For a moment.
From your scroll.

And realize that right now
Rockets are mid-air 
somewhere
South of here.

Launched by fury and history
And God’s Fathomless reasonings
…All the hidden things we can not know…
All we can know is what is ours to hold
on this side of the veil…

A Prayer.

A Wail.

To rile shemayim.

A rifle of Hallel.

A RoshHodesh howl
of “Please God
reveal a path
through this impossible
riddle that is the Middle
East.”

As we study well this
scroll of sirens.

A map with no markers
except black
on white fire
and mouthfuls
of prayer
for our fighters
our children/mothers/fathers
facing horror
on the Southern borders

About the Author
Psychotherapist, performance artist & Co-Director of Jerusalem's Shalev Center. Maybe you've seen her one-woman show "Babel's Daughter"?... Maybe you will soon. Chaya lives in Nachlaot with her husband R'Hillel & their three energetic children. Her motto is, "Every mess is Messianic."
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