Haviva Pedaya - GENESIS

When they come to take you away don’t be surprised
and do not delay
for great weeping causes a flood
Don’t try to explain
Don’t tell them about it
In a small suitcase that doesn’t leak
you will carry the waters from place to place
and stretch a firmament between the higher and the lower waters
No one is asking you about your chaos, no
one is interested. In this story of creation you are barren.
You are human. You are earth,
anonymous from the third floor
to the sixth
you drip sweat.
And there was evening and there was morning. One day
and this will pass.