for Rossen V. Vassilev, Ph.D. 1952-2020
Tatko, are you hungry?
Are you thirsty?
Is the room too hot?
Is the room too cold?
Is there anything I can get you?
Do you remember all our walks in the park?
Which park was your favorite?
Do you remember all those summer days
we spent at the beach
listening to the waves
and looking at pretty girls?
Do you remember this photo of you and me
and Baba Snezha?
Do you remember the beach at Burgas?
Remember how we used to cook dinner every night
and then watched movies together?
Remember how we always forgot the bread till
it got all moldy?
Is there anything I can do for you now?
Are you hungry or thirsty?
Was I … a good son?
Did you really tell the nurse
that you’re seeing angels?
What do you keep pointing to in the corner?
Tatko, do you really see angels?