The shopping list
I started doing my shopping for Passover.
Matzah, butter, eggs.
And the new addition I never wanted, at least not yet,
the yahertzeit candle.
To ignite on the eve of the 7th day
so that I can recite the Yizkor prayers to remember you
as if I could forget.
Oh Ellie, this made me cry. I love your family and you are all always in my prayers. xooo.
Greetings from Missoula! May I have permission to use your poem, “the Shopping List”, as a reading at my congregation at Kaddish on Shabbat haGadol? It speaks to me deeply, and I am certain will resonate with others. I will credit you.
Yes, of course.
When I light my candles, I also think — as if I would, could, ever forget. Beautifully written.
oh ellie, it was my honey’s favorite holiday. thank you for your beautiful words. as if we could ever forget xoxox m
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