I am sitting,
you are standing to the right of me.
The book is open:
“A yit kadash a yit kadar a yit amen…”
She is standing now too.
to my left.
I am in the center,
She stretches her arms,
riddled with veins and arthritis.
They hold each other, still chanting.
I am sitting in the middle,
I chant too.
They are shaking,
this is what true friendship is.