Admonition at the Crossroads by Sherry Poff

Admonition at the Crossroads

From the hard red road
straight to the edge of nowhere,
the vanished forest fading
into parallel poles and rigid wires,
from creeping darkness covering
a groundswell of sorrow—

lift your eyes.

Already the heavens shine
with turrets and clouds of majesty.
Already, tentative fingers of mercy
enter the field of vision.

A storm of miracles
is about to fall.

Sherry Poff writes in and around Ooltewah, Tennessee. She holds an M.A. in writing from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is member of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild. Her stories and poems have appeared in various on-line and print publications including Foliate Oak, Liquid Imagination, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Image credit: A road through the mountains (Den Belitsky)