We Are Always Leaving; small alef poetry/lecha lecha 1

We Are Always Leaving

We are always leaving our father’s house — [Gen. 11:31]

My father took me as far as Haran
Harry – I am leaving Haran
for you
and me.

Lecha lecha — go, go for yourself
leave your past your name your mistakes —
your inherited enmities;

go to a new land
that I will show you.

And we go
as G*d speaks with us.

Maqam Saba
Sabi: baby boy
D E half-flat F G flat