A Life Worth Living

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Bruce Black


A Life Worth Living

How do you know if you’re living
a life worth living?

How do you find meaning
and purpose in the days
that unfold?

How do you know what to say
on Yom Kippur to atone for
your mistakes?

How do you apologize for
errors in judgment so you aren’t
judged too harshly?

How can you persuade God
to grant you another year
of life? 

What can you say except I’m sorry
and please forgive me?

Bruce Black is the author of Writing Yoga (Rodmell Press/Shambhala) and editorial director of The Jewish Writing Project. He received his BA from Columbia University and his MFA from Vermont College. His poetry and personal essays have appeared in Soul-Lit, The BeZine, Poetica, Atherton Review, Elephant Journal, Blue Lyra Review, Tiferet Journal, Hevria, Jewthink, The Jewish Literary Journal, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and elsewhere. He lives in Sarasota, FL.