Song by Miriam Kates Lock in Yosef's memory

he took one step into the sky
the rush of the wind on his cheeks
the rush of adrenaline throughout his body
a young and strong twenty-year-old boy

his strength
so much better suited for basketball
than for chasing terrorists
better suited for showing
his little brother
how to throw the ball
up and into the basket

his second foot stepping into the sky
his faith holds him
suspended in the air

he jumps

the exhilaration of the challenge
supporting him
but the parachute fails him

exhilaration dissipates into fear
fear into panic
but the panic lasts only an instant
because the world is suddenly dark
the stars have stopped shining

the boy rests

his mission: to search for light
in another place