The Book of Denial

                  all that remains of Daniel

             time
             the great prince
             will
             begin
             in the book

             sleep
             will wake
             will shine like
             words

             knowledge
             will
             be
             a
             thing
             who lives
             for a time
             times
             half a time

             the words will continue to
             wait


The Book of Mist

                  all that remains of First Timothy

             age
             may not be
             coming

             faith
             is a root

             truth
             a trap

             you
             should not
             talk
             of it

             all who
             insist
             do so
             for the
             sound

             understand
             nothing

             hold the life
             that is

             care
             but
             turn away

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego. She is the author of Tasty Other, which won the 2016 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, and four chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, New Letters, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, and many other journals and anthologies. WEB
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