Poems & Essays

17 Oct


General/Column One Response

She said it the other day
on the last page
of a book about a mouse.

As I closed the cover,
she folded her hands
and sealed her time
with the divine
with a word.

I had not realized it before,
but she taught me then that
all books are prayers,
words cast upon the waters
of the universe
in the hope that someone
will hear.


Courtney McKinney Whitaker is a Southern-born writer living in the Midwest and the mother of a two-year-old daughter. She is the author of THE LAST SISTER, winner of the 2015 IPPY Silver Medal for Historical Fiction, and is at work on another historical novel. She can be found on Twitter @courtneymckwhit, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/courtneymckinneywhitakerauthor/, and at www.courtneymckinneywhitaker.com.

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  1. Kathleen Mazurowski

    November 4, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful, Amen, says it all. Thank you for sharing.


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