Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I am the Place

In memory of Neely Snyder and in honor of her heroic husband, Joshua.


I am the Place


In which you sit
Life, vest,
Oxygen, mask.


I am the belt
Holding you tight
Buckling and
Unbuckling.


I am the seat
That makes you float
If you hug me
Against your chest.


I am the One
Who comforts you,
Pilot signaling
It's safe to stand.




Note: "The Place" (HaMakom) is one of G-d's names, used primarily in the words of consolation used in addressing those in mourning, "sitting Shivah": May the  Omnipresent (lit. "the Place") comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem."  
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