Absolute Relative

Tekiah – sustained note
Original unity
From where we have come
Before exiles —
Personal
Spiritual
Tribal.

Before separations
Before the terrible twos of existence.
The universal —
Tekiah.

Teruah – the relative.
Against the universal tekiah
Is the teruah.
Three yevavot
Wavering, crying
A longing to return.
When we lose our way
The roads go into mourning.
Teruah.

Shevarim – broken
We are breaking up
Weeping in our brokenness.

The Great Tekiah
The promise of return.

It is a sad and beautiful world.
Sad – so far away
Beautiful – so hungry
We are to
Return.

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