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Kaddish by Rabbi David Zaslow

When I see the light 

that shines on you,

what I see is stored in me as memory.

Someday (a long time off please God)

 one of us will say kaddish for the other 

entering the realm of light within memory

and leaving the realm 

of the here and now in space  

and entering the realm 

of the there and then in time.

Kaddish – a time machine 

whose wheels and wings are words

that take us back to souls 

that once were here

and now are there

coming back to here 

in the light of our remembrance

as we say those now familiar words:

Yitgadal v’yitkadash shemay rabbah

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא

Kaddish brings their souls

 back from there to here,

to here and now

for just a moment

to guide us, love us, 

and bless us now

where time meets space 

within us now and then

and we say “Amen.” אָמֵן