Sunday, May 22, 2016

God Used A Mirage To Help Us

God used a mirage to help us
through desert passages:
the cloud on fire;

the haze on the scrub cactus.
we were amazed.
but beyond amazement

when we reached green lands
and the ragged edge
of our souls, looking back

on the way we came

so suddenly, strangely, to know
from flame tip to flame
how illusory the clouds had been.

how the pillars,
like the requisite angels,
come and go.

mary angela douglas 22 may 2016