Finger Pointing – JD DeHart
I read a story once about a hand
that appeared on a wall in a king’s room
and dictated an important message to him
I’d be scared of that mess
I read a story once about a message
that came on a raven’s back
to offer sage-like wisdom to a ruler
I’d be wondering where the bird
I’m too suspicious for stories
too paranoid to heed advice from mystical
places, but I do lean in and listen
to the babbling brook of life when I can.
JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He has two poetry projects available at Origami Poetry.