Tell Me

Tell me what you’re looking for,
I’ll show you what you have:
The pearl inside the oyster
of your heart.

I’ve seen the bones rise from the river,
I’ve watched them shining in the dark.

Do you think that it’s too late
to find the one you love?
I know him and he’s looking
for you too.

The waters parted but it wasn’t like they said,
no iron wall came down to hold them.

Has there been a loneliness like mine,
touching all the hidden walls of time?


Serakh bat Asher is mentioned only briefly in Torah (Genesis 46). Midrash, the Rabbinic tradition of commentary, fills in her story with some mind-blowing stories about her transcendent abilities as a seer and singer.