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The Second Candle: Ask Me Anything

Ask me anything. That could be the title for any poem I have ever written.

Ask Me Anything
Two close friends
Emily and Emilie
Richmond and Paris
Emily from Richmond,
haven’t seen
in more than 20 years
(25? 30?)
good friend in college
roommate in New York. We
lived where I
still live right now.
What I’ll do
she said
because we
only have a few hours
I’ll give you a
list of categories and you
can tell me
what you want
me to explain.
Don’t say
all of them.
Pick a few.
Marriage One
Marriage Two
Love Life
My Dog
What I Did Do
What I Didn’t Do
Why I’m Not an Actress
and then she said add
a category if you like
but don’t
go overboard.

About the Series. Postcards for Hanukkah is a sequence of eight photo-poems by Matthew Septimus and Esther Cohen. Each day, for the eight days of Hanukkah, we will release a new postcard, which we hope give some light to you.

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