I watch you trudge through the night
your tallis and Torah   
keeping you warm
as you leave your village behind
Where are you going I wonder
What will you find on your journey
I don’t know
though I know
your trek began years ago
on a wall in my grandparent’s home
Now you hang in my house
Stilll you leave your village behind
Not a peep
as my family sleeps
You just take your Torah and go

                                      —  After a copy of Marc Chagall’s “Rabbi with Torah”
                                          painted by
Audrey  Moskowitz