The Bird on a High Wire

As a mountain towers over a drought cursed plain

so is peace of mind greater than a life of constant fear

as an ocean dwarfs a backyard puddle after a violent rain

so is quiet wisdom greater than the loud bellows of folly

as a sky stretches into the vast unknown

is greater than any grand scheme of humans

so is humility greater than the empty boasts of arrogance

as a miser with a house full of everything

still searches for something more

to tame the turmoil that comes with a life of emptiness

a common sparrow sits

confident in the love of the Creator

and what is better than this

simple faith to rest

on a high wire