Before Shabbat

Early Friday morning rose
To the sounds of stirring
And shifting of pots and pans
Accompanying my long yawn

Behind the kitchen counter
Flour dusted hands wrestle
Challah dough near blue flames
Of gas stove burners

Hums of Moroccan hymns
And the scent of garlic and cumin
Allured passer byes friendly wishing
shabbat shalom giveret Varda


Michal Mahgerefteh
Norfolk, VA

2003 Women in Judaism Inc.
this page last updated on: 5/23/03

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