“When you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.”  Isaiah 30:20

I’m thinking of the wee,

tiny cubs, born

blind and helpless

in the dark

den of winter.

How is it that

they travel,


toward the

life-giving teet

in that small,

dark space? 

What I mean

is that there

must be other

ways of seeing,

of being led

in the darkness –

maybe scent or

some deeper intuition.

But there must

be something

that tells

the lone cicada

to dig upward,

not down,

something that

whispers to the child

in the womb

when the time

has come.

Maybe it is

the voice

that comes

from behind,

as the Prophet says,


in one’s ear,


is the way

walk in it.”  

Whatever it is,

I’m looking now

for that leading.

Now that the lights

are out,

I’m developing

every one

of my senses.

This post is linked with Five Minute Friday.

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