Edify

I remember

Things about

You well

Your skin

Your face

When you

Laughed

Your serious

Explanations

About the dangers

& sorrows

Of life

Your aesthetic

Inclinations

Especially the

Ones you kept

Hidden

For fear

Your art wouldn’t

Be appreciated

But I was there

& I saw what

You were

What you could paint

What you could make

& I believed you

That creating

Was an essential

Thing for you

For everyone

You edified me

With your ways

The art you hid

Always […]

Edify

© Niliema Karkhanis

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