Small alef; poetry Va-era

I heard you groaning
Your stoned
Smarting
Crying
Howling
Hurt

I returned to your story.

First your pain
then your freedom —

I will free you
I will deliver you
I will redeem you
I will take you to Me —

I will bring you into the Land —

But don’t be a schmoozer,
you know how I hate to be schmoozed.

jsg, usa
Maqam Hoseini