Crossing Over

by Kimberly L. Becker




          Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
                    —General “Stonewall” Jackson




There’s a parable in there somewhere,
how we went the wrong way on the right road
and ended up in Tennessee.

Crossing over should be that easy,
headlong into death, like going the wrong way
on the right road into Tennessee.