Thursday, September 6, 2007


We are obsessed
all of us
by things--
acquiring them
counting them
even selling them,
"schvitzing" or bragging
to others about them
managing them
looking for more
safeguarding them,
and for what?

So you can be "Judged"
by how much you have?
Does that make you worthy?
or feel better? Or loving?
or a mensch?

No--it makes you
a person with things.

And in the end,
in the great Academy
in the World to Come,
the only thing that matters
is who we are.

Things remain things--
they'll stay with family,
or end up on e-bay.

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