Witness by Jack Cooper

Ali'i Lavender Farm Apryl Skies © 2012
I am not a Buddhist
and to pray over the soul
of a silk worm
for its selfless toil
strikes me as extreme
but absolutely wonderful
I am not a Christian
but I know that good works
are multiplied
like loaves and fishes
and I cry
just humming Amazing grace
I may not be a Pantheist of a Shintoist
a Mayan or a Druid
but I'll be the first to bear witness
that the sun is indeed the eye of god
because spring forgives winter
because prairie dogs have
a vocabulary for color
because your skin
guides me through darkness

                        jack cooper ©2012