for Florence G. most beloved


by Tarek Hassan
Monday, May 19, 2003

unfinished business, unlived life,
lovely body unknown

for eighty years and four
she peered through the glass
but one cold night
when warmth was stacked in the room
her window died
and at the cremation
eyes for a second woke
but could not ask

Tarek Ali Hassan

Copyright 2003 Tarek Ali Hassan

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