A SLICE OF STONE AND A SLAB OF SILVER

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Kitchen 8:13pm

I have A Magic Pendant

It is Black & White

I wear It always around My Neck

to let It clarify My Sight

My Brother had One

made of Silver

It was Our Mother’s

Oh How He Loved Her!

He dangled Its chain

& let It swing

to answer Yes one way

or No the other

He saw His Way

out of any dilemma

& told His Fortune

to His Gods

He struck a deal

with His Death

that He would be remembered

as a Man of Steel

safely stowed

in The Land of Nod