Monday, June 20, 2011

When She Left

When she left
She left behind these...

A dozen or so Buddhist figurines that I bought for her from China Town,
The enlarged and framed picture of the monkey relief I shot at Borobudur,
Files full of documents from projects she had managed so well...
And 10 years of my love and appreciation.

When she left
She took with her these...

Her kids' pictures, a poem about a tree, a portrait of Gandhi with a quote,
All the touristy gifts that office folks had brought her from their journeys abroad,
Laughter, chatter, sunshine...
And 10 years of anger against me.

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