Facetime for Hanukkah
by Karen Loeb
                        First night

The menorah
The candles
            red and blue
The iPhone
            propped against a vase
The daughter
            178 miles to the southeast
The mother
            lighting the blue shamash
            helper candle
The father
            snapping the picture
The daughter
            in the upper right corner of the frame
The mother 
            lighting the red candle with the shamash
The family chanting
            Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam…

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