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Friday, November 27, 2020

Poem: Noach

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It’s not a good sign when
already in chapter two
everything gets destroyed.

It’s the same way with my son
and the instructions-less Lego sets.
He builds and builds
and soon isn’t happy with
how it is all going, and then
a flood of disassembled bricks.
He knows no righteous playmate
among playmates. Takes it upon
himself to rebuild
and vocalize the narrative.
He is creator and protagonist.
As far as two by two goes
he couldn’t be happier.
That’s not what the text actually says.
Gathers all twelve of his bears
for the ride.
He’ll decide which
gets to be the dove.

Rick Lupert, a poet, songleader and graphic designer, is the author of 23 books including “God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion.”

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