A Member Of The Tribe

21 years old
the posture of a sixty year old
carrying the burden of a tribe
that has lived for centuries
of persecution and confusion
about who G-d is and what speaks to
him as a wandering yid
a native Yiddish speaker
the son of a Jewish studies professor
All hanging on this young man’s shoulders
Nor he nor she
he sparkles a flame unbeknownst to
his colleagues he drops out
to farm the earth
and reclaim his freedom
of his body
he works to free himself in the mind
of untoiled labor
of reuniting with his ancestors
through meditation in the field
field of glory
the soils
and his shoulders begin to draw
as he reclaims his creative will
to continue the flame of his nation
Eternity, as you wish, hanging on his tzitzit
that are waving in the field.
Alone, he straightens
and rises with the sun
to reveal his glory and the eternal tribe.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous October 26, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Wow that’s deep.


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