© Rabbi Menachem Creditor
inspired by Jenni Mangel, Dan Schifrin, Susan Berrin, and Sara Bamberger
Expelled from the garden,
Moses' reed basket,
willow branches upon which
dislocated Jews hung their unsinging harps.
I am a cedar in Lebanon,
the doorway to a rebuilt Temple,
books burned and kissed,
a table for rhythmic banging,
the paper record for marginalized roots.
the very air itself.