God’s Face – A poem for Parsha Ki Tisa (Aliyah 4)

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You will not be able to see My face, for man shall not see Me and live.

Exodus 33:20

What is it about God’s face
that would end it all for us
if we saw it?

And, whatever it is
has it stopped anyone
from looking?

I’ll tell you where I see It.
There is the obvious –
the faces of children

and kittens, of course,
which I only mention to
improve the metrics.

How about the rain
or, the lack of rain
if that’s your thing?

There’s a new flavor of
ice cream with pancakes in it.
I’m pretty sure God is in there.

Or at least on the face
of someone eating it.
(I may never know,

they don’t deliver it to my house.)
God’s face may be in my
Amazon deliveries.

I still remember when
getting a package was like a
treasure arriving at my house.

God’s face is in poetry.
Look at the spaces between
these lines. Do you see It?

God’s face is in the lines or
this poem that you write when
you’re finished reading mine.

Go on now.

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