Jennifer Jackson Berry

Coming to Terms with Gambling & Losing

Say you’re a coin: to every
problem you’re two sides, the

yes & the won, the no & the
two, you’re up in the air & you

see every mountain-top like blinking
eyes, rolling view back to the
road, the ocean, the
person on each rotation. You need

lessons in the forget of forgive,
in the each of your eyes facing
the flight of you’re supposed to
front, unflinching in the light of
be over it.