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One little leaf

From the March 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One little leaf is waving at me—
its fellow leaves already drifted down
to meet the ground,
performed their final dance
of the season.

But this little guy
is hanging on—
he seems to know I’m here
watching, and needing to stay alert,
to be cheered on,
to remember I don’t have to do it myself—
           it’s the wind
           that makes me glorious
           that moves me
           that ignites my joy
           that makes my brilliant light flash
           a beacon to others
           an act of praise to God—
           as one of His “untired
           worshippers.”

—Joan Wolcott

*Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 220.

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