Sailor Jerry Rum Label Love Missives: Prayer For A Reprieve

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Prayer For A Reprieve

There are some things you can’t

control, like the rain or

the DOW or the way

how your heart bangs

against your ribcage

like a doomed convict

in his cell on the

eve of his execution.

The sentence has been

read and he may as

well be dead but he still

prays for a phone call

from the governor.

Your heart is much

the same way, just

waiting for that

one saving voice to

say there has been

a mistake and all is

forgiven. The best

love, like the worst

crime, brings about

the harshest sentence,

read over and over each night.

Composed 2010. Part of the Sailor Jerry Rum Label Love Missives Series.

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