Christmas Stockings

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Hanukkah, 2021

The festival came early this year

The candles lit with family dear


And although the prayers were said

Alone with Zoom and Face Time

Kisses pressed to monitor screens

Chocolate Gelt in bubble wrap


Latke delivered

Door dash driver harried

Postal service losing gifts

Amazon overloaded

The dreidel sits abandoned


My single soul sits silent

Pondering G-d’s purpose

I ask the question and then

I know. I am my own miracle

Loneliness draws the Torah home

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