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craving yada… by Toni L.A. Cross

craving yada
risking all for the sake of unfathomable possibility
to be known completely by someone else
like the taste of one’s own breath
or the smell of rain
naked and vulnerable like a newborn babe
fragile throbbing essence of self
cast into the trust of another
eyes scrunched shut for the terrible leap
ingrained survival screaming within
by a infinite yearning
higher and deeper than the need for water
more desperate than a lung’s demand for oxygen
craving yada


יֹודֵעַ (yo-dey-ah)
This is the verb yada meaning “to know” but written in the participle form meaning “knowing” a present action. In Hebrew the verb yada means much more than to know. It means to have an intimate and interactive relationship with its subject.


About goatgirlbookworm

My name is Toni Clegg, and I was raised on a farm in the far north of the United States. I love to read and write and I hope to use those hobbies in a greater way in the days to come. One of my passions is using whatever influence I have to make a difference in the world.

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