30 December 2008


We didn’t bury her.
And a funeral,
We didn’t do that, either.
She is on the mantel,
In some kind of vessel.

In nine years I have often forgotten her yahrtzeit,
So I make sure to say kaddish for her
On our birthday.

1 comment:

  1. A powerful poem - IMHO. I like this shorter version slightly better than the longer one.