These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Build a Temple

Posted on April 21, 2013 by Tadea Klein

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We have built Temples of our bodies, dear
Built them in sweat and groaning
In the saliva that collects in your mouth 
        when pushed too hard
The dryness in your throat when pushed too far
The burn of muscles over-used
And the shaking relief when we fall, exhausted,
        in sprawled heaps of splayed-out limbs
Only to haul ourselves up again
And keep going