Ten days #3

This way

This way,
said the Rav**
he shuffled into our meeting
introduced us to the teaching
he brought down from the Baal Shem Tov.
Exodus 3:3, Rabbi R said, God speaks to Moses
the bush burning but unconsumed.
Moses turns away,
I will turn away now
and see about this bush
how it remains unconsumed.

Turn away?
Check the Rashi.

Rabbi R became Rashi
I will turn away from here
and approach There.
Then the Rav became the Baal Shem Tov
that’s teshuvah, he said.

Now I know teshuvah —
process not performance
journey not destination
not sin-based
not goal-taking