I watch the candles and sing again the tunes you taught me.

I still see you kindle lights, standing next to me in a white shirt,

I still feel my head on your chest in a movie theater on 13th Street,

feel yours on my shoulder, on a bench in Brighton Beach,

snow falling outside, salt in your hair.

I still sing the tunes that almost went away with you.

I won’t let the lights go out, I promised. 

I didn’t know it was a promise I gave myself.

Service Section: Psalms, Poetry & Songs, Holidays, Chanukah 
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