I awaken to a world
uncertain of its future

…Your will…??? I perceive an earth
in conflict and divided
…Divine design…??? I envision a tomorrow
wondering and doubtful
…Heavenly plan…???
I imagine next year’s future
knowing it may not arrive
…Exalted humbling…???

I experience uncertainty
life’s newness in unknowns
…Celestial opening…???

I dissolve myself in guidance
fused in trust
…Divine order…???

I enroll as one
in service building earth anew
…Majesty’s request…???

I become a vehicle of reconstruction
grateful in employment by mankind
…My truth… … …

Judith Felsen, Ph.D., is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist, lover of Torah and Torah study, enthusiast of poetry and literature of the mystics, the natural world, teaching, exploring consciousness, learning, meditation, walking, hiking and most of life’s adventures. She is on the board of BHC, the Mount Washington Valley Chavurah and Neskaya Movement Arts Center. A resident of Bartlett, N.H., Judith has lived on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest with her husband and two large rescue dogs, where she is an active community member. Since COVID-19, she has resided in Long Beach, N.Y. A second-generation Holocaust survivor and long-COVID survivor, she and her husband love family, friends, the ocean, boardwalk, the garden, canine connections and deep relationships with the world of nature. Judith writes, offers consulting and gives dvars on Torah portions upon request.

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