Boy Scout

Impatient for vistas and blooms,
we direct ant-like prayers
to a trail of crumbs, and miss
the peace of cake
walking.

'Lean not' is hiking code for
stand under the water
fall, and cast your fate,
upstream, to the winding
Source.

Rock sure; thrall the cliff,
and with a rose between your teeth,
dive
for
pearls.

There's no rush to God's hand,
gathering angel feathers,
for the plunge.

Will Schmit