Rosh Hashanah

         Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year,
         a day of repentance and new beginnings.

         You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
—Micah 7.19

Love, I confess,
I am a hoarder,
surrounded, bound, packed by stuff
I don’t need,
fears and habits,
attachments and accessories.
They only diminish my space.

I come to throw them away
into you, O Divine receiver
who carries them off,
who buries them in the depths of your sea.
Here, O Graceful One,
is my accumulation.

Ah, the delight of throwing,
the wonder and gratitude
that the more I release,
the lighter my load,
and yours!

   —September 10, 2018

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