Metzora / מְּצֹרָע “The one with tzara’at”, Leviticus 14:1–15:33 Torah Study and Poetry (28)

Skin, infections, lepers' in Torah poetry with Kimberly Burnham Photo by Joseph Gonzalez on Unsplash


Our biggest organ skin
a layer between the outside
and the inside
warding off infections
unkind words
protecting the soft inner feelings
a surface washed in water and love

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash



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Kimberly Burnham

Kimberly Burnham


Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.