The Way They Held Each Other

A woman and her young daughter were destitute
and traveling to another country
where they hoped to find
a new life.

Three men stole them while they were camping.

They were brought to a city
and sold as slaves; each to a different

They were given one minute more together,
before their fates became unknown.

My soul clings to God like that,
the way they held
each other.