Navigate to Arts & Letters section

Psalm

How      long      Oh      Lord / until      we      reopen      the      poem?

by
Zohar Atkins
April 24, 2020
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

How     long     Oh     Lord
until     we     reopen     the     poem?
For     too     long     language
has     suspended          us


in     the     name     of     public     health
For     what?
To     save     the     syntacto-compromised
from     auto-deletion

while     the     rest     of     us     die     miserably
for     lack of what is found there?

Yours,
Potemkin

Zohar Atkins is the rabbi and founder of Etz Hasadeh: A Center for Existential Torah, and the author of Nineveh and Unframing Existence.

Join Us!

All of Tablet’s latest stories—in your inbox, daily. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Please enter a valid email
Check iconSuccess! You have subscribed to the Tablet newsletter.