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GOODBYE MIRIAM
THE OBIT

I tried to write an obituary
How silly of me
Not just that I got dates wrong
(a time line is mathematical
Something I am not good at)
But that your life could be
written in a single column
recording that you lived
and died
It’s like saying the sun rose at 6 AM
and set at 8:45PM
Such a waste of paper
How could I capture your sunny smile
in the morning
your warm hand on dark nights
So your life and death
were not recorded in the IJ
but written in our hearts

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