by Ann Minoff
Ann Minoff

Ann Minoff graduated from New York University with a degree in philosophy and continued her education at the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1982. She currently teaches Yoga and classes on Kabbalah. Her work is forthcoming or has been published in The Alembic, The Distillery, The Literary Review, Lullwater Review, Nimrod, Porcupine, Quiddity Literary Journal, and Sacred Journey: Journal of Fellowship in Prayer.

the sky quietly recedes into the river
leaving behind muted reflections of the day
my sister resounds her voice strong
declaring Kadish in honor of our father's memory
I too chant the words
as my father lingers
in the car chewing gum waiting
for us after a school dance
repairing an antique frame
with the same gum painted gold
farmer cheese on his lips
our chanting done we stand silently
as his physical frame dissolves
back into the sky and all the years
gather together above the horizon
and disappear for another year

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