Written in response to the Mali Hostage Crisis


Imagine a hotel room

a splitting open inside

a dark heat


a hymn


like sparrows
in this cavern

A dua*

being whispered

for peace.


*Dua is the muslim word for personal prayer/supplication.

by Caitlin Springer


Caitlin Springer currently resides in a small coastal town in central New Jersey, where she is serving in the United States Coast Guard. Her latest published work can be found in the Fall 2015 edition of Origins Journal.

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