Friday, December 27, 2013

One of the Cherubim

 

                                                  Walking with my family,
                                                  I am like one of the
                                                  four living creatures
                                                  "full of eyes
                                                  in front and behind;"
                                                  two pairs at my head,
                                                  two at my waist,
                                                  and two at my knees.

                                                  Together we spot
                                                  the monarch caterpillar
                                                  green and yellow
                                                  stretched-out along
                                                  a blade of grass,
                                                  the cicada half out
                                                  of its shell, suspended
                                                  on the side of a tree

                                                  and, like the angels,
                                                  I am filled with praise.

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