you belong to me

photo by Chris Briscoe

before i
gave birth to
you i sacrificed
every first born in
the land of egypt I said
to pharaoh let my
first born go and
worship me in the wilderness then i
hardened him down to the
marrow so here we are in the
wilderness now i have you to
myself yes you
are my first born and
you are mine
all mine

(Numbers 3:13, Exodus 4:22-23)

One Comment on “you belong to me”

  1. Doug says:

    Yummy! Many thanks for this and your many recent poems of the parshat. This speaks to the grateful dad in me.

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