Tikkun Olam by Lindsay Soberano-Wilson

Poem title: Tikkun Olam Poet Name: Lindsay Soberano-Wilson Poem begins: Sometimes you lock your heart inside a dank passage you forgot you had and then you stumble upon it ~ a dusty old book ~ at once you’re hooked to a long-forgotten oath Is this what it means to be woke? from a dream a whimsical dream like a shell of laborious protection I was sleeping in between I see myself in the reflection merging fragmented glass to find some spirit that goes by the name of tikkun olam in the shambles that tell a story from my lair of protection nurturing the new baby born out of necessity My baby My life My rebirth Reincarnation Sounds like a mantra of bel canto... Feed me before I feed you Feed me like I feed you Feed me too Feed Me. Too. *Tikkun Olam is a philosophy in Jewish Mysticism, better known as Kabbalah, that through social justice the world can be repaired and healed. End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Lindsay Soberano-Wilson Previously published in Casa de mi Corazón: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir by Lindsay Soberano-Wilson (Poetica Publishing, 2021), and in Poetica Magazine and P.S. I Love You.Lindsay Soberano-Wilson is a poet, teacher, and editor who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Her recent debut chapbook, Casa de mi Corazón: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir (Poetica Publishing) explores how her sense of community, identity, and home was shaped by her past travels to Israel and Europe. Her poems and articles have appeared in publications, such as FreshVoices22, PoetryPause, Quills Erotic Canadian Poetry Magazine, Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Running with Scissors, Canadian Jewish News, and Poetica Magazine. She holds a MA (English Literature) and a BEd from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Creative Writing and English Literature) from Concordia University. Follow her at Medium, Instagram, or Twitter.