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……….


One response

  1. Caitlin

    What a lovely story, he’eye’an..

    You may be or bring a true sign for someone else now.



    August 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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