A Memory of Time

Two years is a long time without the ones we love
24 months is an eternity wondering where love has gone
104 weeks is an infinity understanding what if, what could,
How come
730 days seems like forever agonizing over our loss
17,520 hours is perpetuity remembering what used to be
1,051,200 minutes is like forever hoping to understand

For as distance grows its two year stretch
And the World Trade Center history reclaims
Pain does not relinquish its hard grip on reality
As fear keeps its vigil refusing to go quietly.

Ofelia Rodriguez Goldstein


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