Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven. — Psalm 85:11, NLT
Through leather my fingers grasp
the soil, plow a tiny portion
of ground, the sun warms
my back countering
the sensation of cold dirt
still waking from winter’s
but the pear trees know,
the white blooms announced
an end to frost a few days ago,
and so bees buzz, butterflies
dance, and I lean in — just one
more of God’s creatures
getting reacquainted with earth.
—C.L. Fisher, April 2022
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