The Adirondack Review
Later On Our Wedding Night,
Two Silences In The House

Like a Shaker bowl
the house contains the silence
of belief, and
like a Navajo basket
containing none of our business
it is keeping quiet,
deathly still, in fact,
about God’s plans.




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MARK JACKLEY is the author of two chapbooks. A third, “Cracks and Slats,” is forthcoming from Amsterdam Press and a full-length collection, “There Will be Silence While You Wait,” will be published by Plain View Press. His work has appeared in Melic Review, Pebble Lake Review, Inertia Magazine and numerous other journals. He lives in the Washington, DC, area.
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems