Mizmor L'David Anthology 


Poetica Magazine
                                           Contemporary Jewish Writing

Lindsay Soberano-Wilson is a poet, teacher, and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in publications, such as Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Travel Thru History and Scary Mommy. Follow her on Instagram @Poetry.Matters to explore motherhood, mental health, travel, and sex-positivity.

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Tikkun Olam
Lindsay Soberano-Wilson

Sometimes you lock your heart inside a dank passage
you forgot you had and then you stumble upon it
~ a dusty old book ~
at once you’re hooked
to a long forgotten oath
Is this what it means to be woke?
from a dream
a whimsical dream
like a shell of laborious protection
I was sleeping in between

I see myself in the reflection
fragmented glass
to find some spirit that goes by the name of
tikkun olam
in the shambles that tell a story from my lair
of protection
nurturing the new baby
born out of necessity
My baby
My life
My rebirth
Sounds like a mantra
bel cantos...

Feed me before I feed you
Feed me like I feed you
Feed me too
Me. Too.

*Tikkun Olam is a belief in Jewish mysticism that through social justice and service fostered by self-love and acceptance the world can be healed.