Speak to your brother Aaron, that he should not come at all times into the Holy within the dividing curtain, in front of the cover that is upon the ark, so that he should not die
I’m trying to parse this warning and
it’s come down to a curtain rod
between me and death.
How is the curtain labeled?
Will it be obvious to me that I should’t
pull it aside?
What if my brother hadn’t had
the chance to pass on the message?
Do I get a do-over…a second chance?
I realize the technology of the day
was limited, but couldn’t it have been
a solid door with a lock?
How about a stack of stones?
It seems stones were plentiful at the time.
A curtain seems too I want to see
what’s on the other side.
It reminds me of the time I ordered
a personal pizza and asked if
it came with a curtain.
The server didn’t talk to me again
for the rest of the meal.
I just think if my own death is at stake
they should put up an armed guard.
I’m against guns, but it seems you
can’t have a Jewish
institution, these days,
. . . for I appear over the ark cover in a cloud.
A cloud is the right way to go.
The tangible is so much better