To Be Born

by Michal Mahgerefteh

free to roam this Creation   
I remember dawn-to-dark
in Seventh Heaven where
Love and I dwell as ONE
 
          And the Pen’s incision can never forget it!
 
the whole Garden shakes
as I Am clothed in flesh
a fabric made of soreness  
traces of ancient scriptures
 
deep-felt memories
disrobe seeking yeeud
while fledgling efforts
slip into intense loneliness
 
          And the Pen’s incision can never forget it!
 
cloaked in a drape of warm wax
my soul roams Eden’s Orchards
until the Ripened Fruit is found

yeeud—destiny (Hebrew)


Michal Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Virginia. She is the author of four poetry collections, editor of Poetica Magazine and Mizmor Anthology, and the managing editor of Poetica Publishing. Michal is writing her next collection, FishMoon, forthcoming May 2022. This poem is from her collection ‘Field of Harps’ (2016).

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