One Moment: A Comment on Eternal Time Zones

Poem by Bracha Goetz

One moment it is Shabbos.
You won't pick up a nickel.
Then when Shabbos ends - you will,
And it's not because you're fickle.

One moment it's the Nine Days.
Then - flash - to the pool all can race.
Homes empty, save for dirty laundry,
That is running out of space.

One moment it is Pesach,
And you won't eat one bread crumb,
Then the next moment - when Pesach ends,
A truckload better come!

In one moment, we cross a border.
Such fine lines mark each boundary.
We enter into new spiritual states,
That only our souls can see.   

Bracha Goetz is the author of more than 40 Jewish children’s books, including “Let’s Stay Safe,” “Sat on a Hat,” and “Hashem’s Candy Store.” Her books can be found in Jewish bookstores and online.

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