Rosh Hodesh Kislev

© Trisha Arlin

Kislev is the month for despair.

The sun fades away
And we get depressed.
We forget that the light will return.
We dwell in darkness
We lose faith in change.
Kislev is the month for re-inventing courage.
At the worst possible moment, the day gets longer
And we have parties.
We imitate the sun with bright lights.
We eat a lot of sugar
And we make plans for the future.
Blessed holy One-ness,
Giving us the month of Kislev
In which to lose hope and find it again,
So clever.
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