Beyond the Mist

A slight fog

on the first chill night

in September

hangs a light haze

around a bright moon

just past its fullness.

There is still

enough glow

to show the full shape

of the locust

growing outside

the bathroom window.

I look out

from the second floor

studying the silhouette,


by the interweaving

of space and shadow

like someone

with enough

of a notion of God

to know

that to acknowledge


is not the same

as claiming


I have never

touched the moon

but I am convinced

that it

is much greater

than the tree.

H. Arnett


About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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