She was a ray of light
Sourced by an unknown and unknowable fire within –
Unencumbered by surroundings and society,
She lit a room full of people by her intense enigmatic smile
And imbued little things with sensitivity and style,
Today time gives proof that it was unable to dull her luster
And diminish her spirit.
Suffern, New York, February 31, 2015
Note: This poem was written about my friend Kamal Singh, whom I first knew
in 1964 in New York, during the World’s Fair. She misconstrued it to be my
romantic overture to her, so she never responded to it.