Looking into She'ol from Ten Thousand Feet
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Looking into She'ol
from ten thousand feet
seared into eternity
pits of darkness
papers, ashes, children strewn
Despite eyelids shut with willful self-interest
we are witness to it all.
Images of writhing Syrian children
unbombed train tracks at Auschwitz
and a city of ruins
haunt me tonight.
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