Koobideh

Poetry

O N E

His is a beautiful life,

full of magical simplicity

Jumping into the flowing river

emerging full of ecstasy – happy

Clapping gleefully when family comes,

bubbling with excitement

He smiles.

T W O

He looks wondrously at the world

in a way that

I never can.

Taking such joy in the most simple things

Eating Koobideh or Tadigh or cookies…

Talking to his cousins,

Playing Donkey Kong on Super Nintendo

T H R E E

What is your favorite airline?
Baba Kamgar came to the US in January

1962 on Iran Air,

The flight lasted thirteen hours twenty six minutes

What is your favorite airline?

Yosemite is a 10 best place it was so great

What is your favorite airline?
I don’t know, what about yours

He smiles and looks away

What is your favorite airline?

F O U R

A rueful gaze that sometimes

seems so far away

A mind so sharp

flipping through images embedded in his mind

like a photo-album

Zeyneb’s birthday is June 3, 1957

We went to Paris in December 2003

for three weeks

“Why is my brain so weird?”

V

the sun shines brightly,

impeccable in its radiance

With a smile and childish laugh

His is a beautiful life,

full of magical simplicity

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