Be Nothing

Be Nothing

What you did and what you didn’t do
what you remembered and what you forgot
what you honored and what you desecrated
it all rests on the heel of your generation
maybe on you yourself
and one day it may be clear that everything
every single thing preceding
was necessary –

Everything contributes
the big the small the good the bad
the beautiful the lowly the lofty
the intentions
the mistakes
all of it.

Be nothing
Try that on for a while
Then —

Be something.

jsg, usa

Small alef; poetry Ekev 3
Maqam Sigah trichord: E half-flat [3/4] F [1] G

Every Shabbat is associated with a musical figure, a maqam,
Arabic cognate to the Hebrew for “place.”