In Remembrance

She was an amazing woman

Who knew so much

She worked for Einstein

Taught,

Wrote poetry,

Translated documents.

She lived a full life

And even though her memory faded in the end

Who she was never will die

Her memory always will remain

Notes:

My old cousin, Anijin, recently passed away. She was in her late 90s. My mom was designated to sort through her belongings and help put her affairs in order. There were many different journals and notebooks she owned. One was a small worn out notebook entitled “New Poetry. Written at a coherent age.” I decided to post some of this poetry so that her writing can be shared with others. There are many poems so I will post one a day.

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Hanging on the weekends

Hanging every other weekend

We are still friends

We don’t need any other label to keep us together

The conventions are meaningless

We are still friends

We just don’t hang ever weekend

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Mad to sad

We were mad in love

Until we weren’t

We were just sad and in love

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Gone

The dream is out of reach

I didn’t grab it

I never could

It was here than gone

Faster than the eye could see

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To see you

Never more excited than when it’s that time

We accomplished our obligations

We’ve said hellos and goodbyes

Waited until that last friend said farewell

It’s just us now

Feels like we waited all this time

The whole week we were counting down

Breathlessly excited

Hopelessly in love

We counting

Counting down time

Just to say “I was waiting to see you”

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Collide

Do you think about me during the day?

At night before you sleep?

When you’re alone

or in better company?

Do you wonder about me like I do you?

Do you obsess and count

and look forwards to every opportunity

Do you always wait – baited breath

until the next time we collide?

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Us For Us

Do you love the way I look

The way I do my hair?

Do you love me for me

Us for Us?

Do you believe in all we are and everything I wish

For us to be?

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Obsession

I obsess by myself

afraid to ask questions

to scare you with my fear

so much so that

you just disappear

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I like to think

Think about me

Because I think about you

The way we laugh,

The way we touch,

The way we meld seamlessly into each other

I already see a future

Hope you do as well

I know only time really tells

But I like to think I know what time does tell

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Brighter light

A storm is on the horizon

Patiently wait it out

Those who wait will discover brighter light shining

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