Writers of the Lost Ark will be holding a public showcase with the date to be determined later this summer. The topic will be peace and renewal in preparation for the High Holy Days. Please keep an eye on the site, www.thetemplehub.org, for more information. In the meantime, here is a poem inspired by the upcoming showcase theme.
I Am Content
By Nina Pacent
I am content to sit and listen to a book
Or walk in early fall with leaves crunching underfoot
I am content to drive in summer’s evening sun
My dogs in the back wondering where we will end up
I am content to see the frost pile on the sill
Looking out with my hands wrapped round a cup of tea with milk
I am content yet I am not at peace
These things you see are solitary that I only do for me
They shield me like a refuge
Keep me safe from the unknown
No, I am not at peace
I am merely alone.
© 2022 Nina Pacent