After the Sea of Reeds —
first time in a long time
Egyptians no longer a threat.
Ahead of us; Wilderness
and on the way to the mountain —
four more crises.
Uh oh, an enemy.
Our problems are both inner and outer.
The first; the Egyptians and the last
We will wish all our problems were so outer.
In the interior — ourselves, the water, the food,
the attitude —
Our problems are lucky to have us.
Our devotion to them is endless.
small alef; poetry Beshallach