What to Bestow

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

We may be called,

And especially

In times of turmoil,

To bestow

More light

Than woe.

It may be necessary

To bequeath

To awe

Over righteousness.

To confer,

With our own footsteps,

The high road

Not the low.

 

 

 

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You, Authenticated

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

What makes you, the real you?

What holds truth to your being?

How do you separate

Masks and screens

From true seeing?

In the search to find you,

What peels off

What is freeing?

Do you take on the journey?

Would it matter yet still

To find out

Or accept

That you’re all of it

Whole,

And besides it some more

Guaranteeing?

 

 

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Learn To Swallow

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Photo: Greg’s Always Catchin’ Up, on Flickr

 

Harbingers of feast

Or famine

Inhabitants

Of all

But the Antarctic ice,

These carriers of fire

From the gods to land,

Teach city folk

And country dwellers

That one can make a home,

Find plenty,

All around.

 

 

 

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No Iron Needed

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Photo: Ofir Asif

 

There’s a crease in my memories.

An obscure line

Of thoughts.

There’s a wrinkle along

The predictable

Plot.

I’ve accumulated crinkles

And crimps

And what not.

It is fine

As it is.

It is what

It need be.

All those furrows and folds

Are what makes me

Be me.

 

 

 

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In Your Grasp

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

It is in your grasp

To take hold

To absorb

Offered light

Life’s rewrite.

It’s within your soul

To recall

To be bold

In the hollowed out space

Of your mind

To breathe deep

To grow whole.

 

 

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Meandering

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

When life turns back onto itself

When flow seems stalled

Or slogs to mud

Hope still remains

A promise curled in gathered clouds

For though they hide the current sun

They still meander

Toward a future

Of fertile streams

To guard.

 

 

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And Suddenly

 

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

 

“And suddenly,” she said,

“Life is not simple anymore.

Or was it never

And I just did not seem

To know?”

 

 

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The Warp, The Woof

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

Weave the fabric

Of your life.

Reshape

Reuse

The warp,

The woof.

Line up

Soft hues

In the

Foundation

You call

Home.

 

 

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A Premonition

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

A thought

A hint

An intuition.

A tell

A clue

A premonition.

A small unfolding

Of suspicion.

Time to foresee

Future

Contrition.

 

 

 

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A Claim To Being

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

In every day

There’s room for

Gentle lectures

About living.

No scolding.

No critic.

Just a voice

To give

Some space,

A softened claim

To being.

 

 

 

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