Cracked earth clumps in pieces
mortals falter in this desert of lostness
burned wicks of hope trampled dreams
earth cries for droplets of rain
not prepared for God’s intervention
sheets of light electrify the sky
is this the promised downpour
we prayed for
a final chance to survive
not just the angels’ descent
but their song of rescue
for anyone who dares believe
play the whistle shake the rocks
sing with angels on this night
God’s promised miracle is here.
Shirley Klotz Bickel is a retired Christian educator. Her poems have been published in magazines as well as in Voice of Many Waters: A Sacred Anthology for Today.