Life and death

before me on the table is a vase of dead flowers,

i ponder them,

there life gone, their color too –

i ponder them and think of You…

i take take them out – stems wet and soggy –

and suddenly

out pops a froggy!


Life renews itself, in spite of my morbidity –

in ways beyond my petty grief or expectations.

Oh little amphibian – what joy You bring!

There is Unity in everything!


About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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