In memoriam Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel, Muhammed Abu Knedir (Genesis 25 – 32)

Perhaps it is in the nature of youth,
especially siblings,
to push and tug,
to fling stones and shout
over birthrights and blessings.

Why not? They watch the old,
supposedly wise among us
take sides for self-interest,
use them in our plots,
or be gullible — swallowing newsfeed
like spicy stew.

If we only model how to cheat
a next generation
in love and well-being,
what are they going to learn?

We want all the striped goats
for ourselves
and we have given up
the covenant of the million stars,

to keep them safe
until they are old enough
for their own wrestling with God.

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2 Responses to In memoriam Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel, Muhammed Abu Knedir (Genesis 25 – 32)

  1. sugruerm says:

    Stunning biblical imagery

  2. Maren says:

    It is so heart-breaking. Sometimes praying the Bible is all I can do.

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