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All those promises.
Every teardrop wiped away…
Insufficient, Lord.

What might be enough?
Once, in an office hallway,
I passed a closed door

and heard behind it
my name, and sneering laughter.
Wipe that memory out,

in your great mercy.



Maryann Corbett lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is the author of six books of poems, most recently In Code (Able Muse) and The O in the Air (Colosseum).




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