(based on Rav Chaim of Volozhyn’s description of the Geula)
The big awaited day will be an ordinary day
of soup and errands and daily running
don’t be late, the mundane of this world
just when you least expect it
and don’t need distractions and interruptions
the final whistle blow – it’s time, it’s over
Wait! But the soup pot will boil over!
Forget the soup pot, forget your schedule!
Get on your designated special clothes
not the factory’s work-day whistle
not the referee’s time-out whistle
the end-of-days shofar blowing
intensifying throughout the world to know
Did you wait for it? Anticipate it? –
it’ll be your finders-keepers find
No? – it’ll sting like a scorpion.