God once smiled on Israel,
Returned them from captivity,
Forgotten and forgiven.
Now think of us, let us remember
More than anger, more than children
Heaped before their fathers.
Speak us peace, and all who are not
Fools must listen. Blow one kiss
And dandelions, truth
Will sprout through cracking sidewalks, wild
Puffballs, fierce and multiplying.
The second kiss brings rain.