“My Friend Sari” by Naomi Sved

seems like yesterday

we were dancing at our weddings

celebrating the birth of our children



gone are our lazy weekends at the shore

morning walks on the beach

leisurely bike rides at sunset


see your smiling face

everywhere I turn

your contagious laugh

ringing in my ears


trying to move on and

make sense of this tragedy


feel a scream

as it resonates in my mind

the instant you ceased

to exist