Guest Pass

Though through serrated holes

of branched schach

above this temporary


I espy milky vapor trail

of His departed chariot

wheeling past

the heavenly host

of circuiting stars

I’m reassured

that His presence

will remain with me

for a rustic week

ushpizah that I am

to the Landlord of my sukkah

Yossi Huttler, who lives in Los Angeles, is the author of Lakol Z’man: A Poetical Journey Through The Jewish Year. Mr. Huttler’s poems and essays have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Observer, and other publications.


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