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Living Kaddish: Reciting the Names of the Living When We Have No Words to Pray

long line of people outside with arms linked

sometimes

when
i have no
words
to pray
 
i just start
saying people’s
names 
 
and
between each
pause i curl up
against 
 
i swear
i hear
 
g-d’s delighted
 
“yes!”
 
exclaim

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