Shabbat afternoon surprise:
the heavens open and a miracle happens.
Heavy rain beats on rooftop and windows.
overflows gutters unable to contain or channel
the unexpected, the longed-for largesse of the One
Who Nourishes in open-handed abundance.
Encircled and expectant,
my desert soul swells,
drenched by Divine force.
The extra soul expands,
inhaling the fragrance of mayim hayim,
flowing to the earth, to my life.