Psalm #4 From Tefillin Psalms by Jason Jinen Shulman
If I need to bear this pain
Let me fill it with water
And float on it.
If I need to sink in it,
Let my lungs be huge
And my breath deep and long
And let me dive to the bottom.
If I must drown in it,
Dear God, let me swallow
As much of it as I can
And sink to You quickly,
Rapid as a heartbeat
In a bird sensing danger.
If nothing like this is to happen,
and I am making too much of it,
and I am to walk step by step
toward You, may I see
the water and the breath and the bird
as my illusions, and the pain I
bear. as my ticket home.
Tefillin Psalms (Poetry)
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Society of Souls (1999) kabbalah.org
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