The Book of Denial

                  all that remains of Daniel

             the great prince
             in the book

             will wake
             will shine like

             who lives
             for a time
             half a time

             the words will continue to

The Book of Mist

                  all that remains of First Timothy

             may not be

             is a root

             a trap

             should not
             of it

             all who
             do so
             for the


             hold the life
             that is

             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