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sukkah

"sukkah" - 5/28/15

this is the good part
the part when church bells ring
and synogogue windows glow
when you suddenly take my hand
and a tsunami of relief ravages my soul

I haven't prayed for much
in my lifetime assuming I should wait
for the moment when prayer would
prove itself vital and of course because
I'm at my core a reluctant agnostic heaven
knows I have harnessed the powers

of music and art to deflect from loneliness
and feelings of isolation that lured me away
from family and friends alienated as I've been
by most of what I've experienced in the name
of love oh lover I will gladly gracefully cast my

gossamer scarves from balconies high
just to watch them fall like feathers skillfully
floating toward your arms from the sky look up
there are petals where there was rain, shelter

from fireflies where once was snow and shame