Kiss

We Came to the Death of Miryam

We came to the death of Miryam
how she died –
by the kiss of G*d
G*d inhaled her soul so to speak
Moses and Miryam both
with a kiss.

They died sensually
inhaled into G*d’s breath through Divine kiss
n’shikat Hashem
taken like a sweetheart.

What can we make now of the frustrations of their lives
or our lives for that matter?
At the end to have been
loved into death this way —

G*d exhaled soul into Adam [Gen.2:7]
G*d inhaled Miryam’s soul.

What’s not integrated, what’s left undone in the story now
from G*d’s perspective
how could they have passed with more intimacy and gentleness
than this holy kiss
when they return to one being with G*d.

jsg, usa

Small alef; poetry Chukkat 2
Maqam Hoseini
D [1/2] E flat [1] F [1] G

Every portion has a musical figure,
A maqam
Arabic cognate to maqom
Signifying Place.