a true sign
escaping thick summer heat
splashing in the clear creek gravel,
i thought how much i’ve changed;
how, once finding an arrowhead was so significant,
a comforting sign so often at just the right time.
but now, such a skeptic , i mumbled
“i ‘m probably more difficult to get through to….”
ha! laughing and thinking “what a crazy thing to say,”
“more difficult for Creator! thats ridiculous”
and immediately my eyes caught sight of something
in the flowing water on the gravel, a chipped grey chert.
reaching i picked out a very ancient broken atlatl point,
worn and tumbled , no bragging museum treasure
to mount on velvet on a wall, behind childproof glass.
but what a gift – at that perfect instant! …smiling
comforted, knowing this ol’ skeptic isn’t forgotten.
a true sign……….