22. Wailing Wall

For a Christmas gift, we redeemed my mother’s slides,

transfering 43 trays of slides into digital pixels,

300 slides record her trip to the Holy Land.


In the photo she stands at the Wailing Wall

with her mother and sister, their heads bowed

as they slip their prayers into ancient crevices.


What was she praying for that day,

so early in her cancer journey?

And how did God answer?