you standing on the precipice of greatness
you can do it all if you jumped.
Jump into opportunity
sometimes flying feels like falling
sometimes falling seems like you’re standing still
if you close your eyes.
into your eyes and
you’re scared of yourself
Somewhere along the road
someone told you that your dreams are for naught
someone said that you are just the being you see in the mirror
and you are, if you just use your eyes.
as you put your headphones on and pretend no one is knocking on the door
when you shiver at the words “congratulations” or “great job”
Often we focus in Elul on what we did wrong,
sometimes we need to focus on what we didn’t do,
sometimes we need to promise to do more,
not to do “better” at what we already know
let those familiar things turn numb.
you are more than just better
people are like babushka dolls and there’s another bunch of you nested inside.
Purer, cleaner versions of yourself,
someone told you that you needed to hide,
someone said that you need to ignore.