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Yehoshua November: Falling from the Sky

When we found out our daughter had gone deaf,

I did not question God’s fairness—

not out of faith

but because

my whole life

it had always seemed

that at the next moment

terrible news would fall from the sky–

as punishment, perhaps, for a particular transgression

but more likely


whatever you think could never happen—

must happen.

And in this way,

you know clearly

there is a world you do not see.

Copyright 2016 Yehoshua November from his collection Two Worlds Exist.

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This entry was posted on September 6, 2016 by in Poetry, Social Justice and tagged , .

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