|The 2River View||27.2 (Winter 2023)|
Mercy was a lonely road
dead-ending in a town of growing glares.
She grew like a smile
She grew like a silence
Sally lost and found another man.
Plenty forgot their names,
their names, that crumbling cabin
More than once, Sally found Mercy
begging the good Lord for one good man.
Seeing Too Much Is Seeing Nothing
Sally stands at the sink, training
Sally’s saving all her faith for silences,
mornings in Indiana
An unanswered question,
What happened to Mercy? a truth
is the same as a truth you don’t know.
who couldn’t be saved. Mercy
and walked through on dry ground.
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