Woman at the Wall
This is what she does:
she places her arm
behind the neck of the name
or around the name's shoulder,
she kisses the name on its forehead,
that way mothers do.
that tonight while she is sleeping
God will put all the names into a jar
and pull the one name out,
that in the morning when she awakens
she will find the name
sleeping again in its bed,
that she won't know any difference.