Yahrtzeit

10/11/2016 - 9:45am
A poem of remembrance.

The yahrtzeit flame: For 24 hours you are here with me. Wikipedia 

The heat of your soul warms my face
From the light of the candle.
For 24 hours, once a year,
You are here
With me,
Even though I never met you
I know
It’s you. 
I stare at my reflection next to the flame
In the pool of wax,
Except I don’t see me,
I see you.
From all the pictures on the wall.
I see you.
I know you.
I love you.

author's bio: 
Jordie Priesman is a junior at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md.