January 16, 2019

7 Haiku for Parsha Re’eh (in which we’re reminded where our tushies need to go) by Rick Lupert

Blessings or curses –
Choose your mountain carefully
You only get one

Your intention when
slaughtering a cow matters
and the location

Your voodoo doesn’t
matter if you don’t come with
divine credentials

Body ink may look
cool but it ain’t Kosher – And
don’t eat flying bugs

One tenth of your food
shall be eaten in the place
that God will show you

What a world we could
have if we forgave our debts
every seven years

Passover, Sukkot,
Shavuot – Get your male
Tushles to the Shul

God Wrestler: a poem for every Torah Portion by Rick LupertLos Angeles poet Rick Lupert created the Poetry Super Highway (an online publication and resource for poets), and hosted the Cobalt Cafe weekly poetry reading for almost 21 years. He’s authored 21 collections of poetry, including “God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion“, “I’m a Jew, Are You” (Jewish themed poems) and “Feeding Holy Cats” (Poetry written while a staff member on the first Birthright Israel trip), and most recently “Donut Famine” (Rothco Press, December 2016) and edited the anthologies “Ekphrastia Gone Wild”, “A Poet’s Haggadah”, and “The Night Goes on All Night.” He writes the daily web comic “Cat and Banana” with fellow Los Angeles poet Brendan Constantine. He’s widely published and reads his poetry wherever they let him.