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Breathing in a Crowded Sukkot: A Poem

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01.10.2020

Jerusalem, 2019

What a difference a year makes …

People, like a natural force,
pushing to the Kotel:
they hold me up,
so I won’t slip
on the freshly watered stones.

A crowd ribbons
through this walled city.

There are things with wheels:
strollers and walkers,
walkers and strollers
hands held high
with esrogim
and lulavim.

Everything in motion
and somehow
a child holds on.

Tens thousand people
united in a shared project,
resolute and determined
pressing forward to the Kotel.

I’m looking for........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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