The One Who Holds

Back behind the building, growing

lush against a forgotten track

of rusted railing, thrives these yellow

petals, a profusion of nature living

against manmade metal —industry

meets creation, art by happenstance,

a commingling of what has been 

seen since the expulsion from Eden 

and the forged fence meant to keep 

us partitioned from these blossoms 

flourishing in an abandoned land.

The unfettered yellow weaving up

and into what man meant as a barrier,

but, like all our temporary attempts

to control our environment,

we are reminded we are only

gatekeepers, caretakers, stewards

of this earth created by the One

who holds everything

— iron, blooms, rust —

in the palm of His hand.

—C.L. Fisher, May 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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