Blue Sweater

Blue Sweater by Alexandra Cohen - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

I think sometimes you are still here:
Sitting in that tan chair covered in plastic;
Your smile glistening in the light;
Bold bright blue eyes
illuminating the darkest of times.
Indigo veins threaded through,
Your hand is wrinkled and paper thin
For me to hold onto.
Eyes the color of the ocean,
Blue like your sweater,
Frayed and fragile
But it never bothered you.
Your strength and endurance keep me afloat.
Our bond is never-ending
And your memory will forever be eternal.

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Alexandra Cohen is a member of the class of 2024 at NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies in New York City. She is an avid volleyball player and on the club team NYC Juniors 15 Travel Brooklyn. She enjoys playing with her cat, Phoebe, who is named for Phoebe Buffay on the television show, Friends. When Alexandra is not at volleyball practice, you can find her on her couch watching Grey's Anatomy or talking to her friends on the phone.
Accompanying photo: “Silhouette of Mom” by Hannah Rubenstein