Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Sages Say to Trust--By A. Michele Leslie--United States

The Sages Say to Trust

The Sages say to trust
for God is near.
But on the tree the leaves are gone—all fallen.
And as I lift my head and with my fingers comb my hair
I hear a voice: “Despair! Despair!”

“I will not,” I interject.
And on a branch a little bird sings merrily.

How can I a moment saddened be
when a bird such as she
sings for me?

A. Michele Leslie is a poet and playwright who lives in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with her husband, David, and two cats.