Small alef poetry; Terumah 1

The Holy One is always delighted when we storm the upper worlds
and take the Shekhinah to dwell among us.

Build your palaces
raise all the money you can
decorate well
but I will set my spirit in the inner chambers —

I want your heart,
that’s all I’ve ever wanted.

jsg, usa
Maqam Hoseini
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