Parallel Realities of Color


Colors of the binary poles of the universe
each separate, separated pole, do not blend
to cross makes Mother Nature cross
on either side of the battery sit iconic octopi
far-reaching tentacles from its singular self
two poles, sides of the power battery, camps
right pole, positive column of traits
male, giving, white, potential influencing energy
left pole, negative (not bad) column of traits
female, receiving, red, realizing energy
give and take, a balanced flow
desire to influence with desire to receive
elevated highest if desire to receive in order
to influence to enable receipt, endless
but it’s only one or the other on separate pole ends
white male life-giving milk and sperm
red female life-taking meat and blood
far-reaching tentacles of each pole
life-giving poles of water and salt
matter-consuming red fire
that little red dress, dressed to kill, to take
white light refracts all its waves, gives
It’s all in the flow, the circuitry, the circle
Good defined as desire to receive in order to give
open channel flowing through
Evil defined as desire to receive for oneself alone
no consideration no care, cold indifference greed
one-way flow that expires, clogs, blows a fuse
or the whole electric box, burn out
why they wore red in Sodom & Gomorrah
why Torah forbids wearing the color red
the good wavelength of peace and unity coming together
the wavelength of diversity and coming apart, away
red longest Doppler wavelength opposes the goal
white worn on Shabbat, wedding, and ultimately
when soul is returned to its Maker, to be one with


למצוא בפועל

(art from the Tiberias Open Air Museum)

כיצד מצא נוח דבר מה באלוקים
כיצד מצא בעין האלוקים, את עינו
כיצד נמצא חן, הבפועל המציאה
האכן מצא נוח חן או האלוקים בו
מי מצא את מי
שלשת הפעלים נלווים ותלויים זה בזה
יגעת ומצאת תאמין
אולי האלוקים מצא בו ומצא פעיל
ונוח מצא חן בעיני ה’
כי חיים הם למוצאיהם , כרוך יגיעה
בהעדר אחד חסר שלשתם
אם זו בדרך העולם הזה
כמציאת משיח מיגיעה ואמונה
ולא כעקיצת עקרב מהעדרן
לא כן אם מידי שמים, אז פועל פועל לבדו
הפועל או האלוקים אם כי שניהם כרצונו
יגעתי באנחתי ומנוחה לא מצאתי
איכה סורב ירמיהו מרוב יגיעה ואמונה
ואתן לכם ארץ אשר לא יגעת בה וערים אשר לא בניתם
כך פעולה שמעל לטבע ולעולם הזה
בעולם הזה דרוש ליגע למצוא ולהאמין
לכן זו בזכות פעולתו ליגע ולהאמין כי
מצא נוח חן בעיני האלוקים.


Halacha L’Moshe From Sinai


from the art of the Tiberias Open Air Museum


How I envy your private tutorial, Moshe
the ultimate crash course of all times
pull an all-nighter for forty nights straight
so immersed in all that material no food no drink
not a bite or sip for forty days too
and to learn it all straight from the greatest of Masters
The Source Itself
The Inventor, The Creator of all He Himself made
Nikrat HaTzur the dimensional vortex on Sinai
Elijah’s very same spot later too
where one man went up to meet
The One God of the universe Who came down
just for you, Moshe, for us
you had to learn all of it to transmit through the generations
by word of mouth, father to son, The Word
Messora message and wisdom with The Written Word
till the eve of our last and excruciatingly long exile
all recall recorded in words, the oral dimension of wisdom
with its very own sing-song method of learning
also taught from Elijah the Prophet
confined to paper to never lose or forget
and we haven’t.
How I envy your private tutorial, Moshe
that you yourself gave for forty years
sixty ribbo souls who learned straight from you
the greatest of prophets who learned it all
straight “mipi hagevura” on Sinai
all arranged so they-we could learn
clothes and shoes that never wore out or faded
food straight from Heaven and completely absorbed
no housework, no cleaning, no expenses
no exposure to the elements to the desert
a cocoon of Torah
from which we are now its

This Holy Place Where You Stand


from the art of the Tiberias Open Air Museum


The bush did not burn
Because two dimensions simultaneously fused
the bush as judgment burns
understanding was revealed to Moshe, Binah
is mercy does not burn
opposites do not cancel each other out
in the spiritual
lots of darkness is expelled by little light
synergy still goodness wins, always wins!

The Mask is Better Than


The mask is well-written
a thriller a page-turner masterpiece
so we buy it and read it and kvell
snug in that intimate dimension of a story
great lines well-researched escape
so much better than actual reality
layered story and characters and subplots and
engrossing dialog multi-paged drivel
art with rich motifs and themes and
of hollow meaning and value
reader seeks answers and meaning
left dazzled and dazed from a great read
perfect punctuation smart metaphors
raves of the critics for the craft
the mask will feed your lowest self
boost the base part and keep it there
best-seller lost of way and truth
read between the lines nothing there
colorful mask for art’s sake only
nothing behind the mask held to reflect
empty reflects not but itself
shelves packed with top quality realistic
its readership a generation wracked
with drugs, depression, lost, seeking searching
their base wanting up and out and sublime
but nothing there behind the mask
addictions to numb after the last page
when nothing’s left to hold on to.

Soul’s Sea Level


Is there a measure of level
compared to whom to what
Is there a Plimsoll line on the soul
Is my rock bottom the same as yours
From which ascent or descent is compared
does a draught or tsunami recalibrate
to judge the shoes that walked on parched dry land
or that exact spot through drowning deluge
though each of Israel is required to say When
Will my actions get up to those of my Patriarchs,
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – or – my Matriarchs,
Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah
small ascent from high up or big one from very low
Does sea level ever change as times change

In the Shade of Belief


step in to a higher dimension
step in to the Shade of Belief
step straight from home
purification process completed
necessary to enter this realm
inner cleansing, introspection charity fast
under the protective wings of the Divine Presence
where the outdoors is indoors
step through to the dimension of the Clouds of Glory
no rush rush of this world
outer calm inner tranquility
enshrouded by sides of the Shade of Belief
unscented fragrance of Belief of holiness of Source
breathe deep each breath of Belief
step in to a mitzvah with all, shoes and all
all of me all at once all limbs and senses
like a mikveh of belief, mikveh and Eretz Yisrael
can be after 70 or 120 years here the color blind
given special glasses to see all the color
they’ve been missing all their life
brilliant colors right in front of them
but could not see
dimension of Belief is this color
right here right now around us
color blind deny color to the seeing
like non-believers to all who’ve been through
the Shade of Belief dimension.