Kate Thomas performing

Exodus

Kate Thomas

Poetry

Accepts Commission Assignments

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Poem about Miriam's role in the Exodus story and what her legacy can mean for us today.

Exodus  

Sometimes  
you have to part  
the sea  
To know where  
to go  
For land 
to appear 
To move  
forward  
It is said 
when Moses parted the sea 
Miriam carried the water  
Mayim 
Wherever they journeyed  
For 40 years 
Wandering 
She brought the well to the desert  
Mayim 
A “cheers” to freedom  
We lift a cup in her name  
On Passover  
Proposed and incorporated by the fluid ones

An addendum 
An afterthought 
Mayim 
Still, she dances 
Like water over- 
flowing 
singing  
Mayim 
When you time it  
right 
And get all your people  
to commit 
You can drown out  
evil  
Your Pharaohs will  
go  
down 
and you will walk  
free 
Mayim  
Mayim

 
Mayim
 

– Kate Thomas