By Harris Tobias
Chalky streaks against a deep blue sky
That’s God teaching us to walk the straight and narrow,
Says little Jimmy Hare.
Don’t be silly, says I,
It’s just an engine passing by.
Oh no, says Jim, it’s Him
The big guy drawing lines upon the air
His great finger pointing out the way.
You’d think he’d have more to say
Considering he made the universe
I assume he speaks
And understands us when we pray
Why doesn’t he write some verse
With his mighty hand, why streaks?
Little Jimmy stands and walks away
Questions are not for him.
The skeptics he would ignore.
He likes his god simple and obscure.
To him those lines are filled with meaning
Tho what they mean he isn’t sure.
Harris Tobias lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the
author of two novels: The Greer Agency & A Felony of Birds. He has written
dozens of short stories many of which are available on line at http://www.quantummuse.com/.
He is the author of several children’s books including At The Robot Zoo,
MoonRivet Saves His Skin and An Alphabet Book of Bugs available on
Nook & Kindle. You can find a list of all his books at: