Symbols In A Second Coming: a poem moving toward end times

Symbols In A Second Coming
by Mary Harwell Sayler

Fingertips
on a tabletop, drumming
time
to music tapped
into this life we know to be
anything
but always, all,
or only true.

How can we stop
the symbols in a second
coming
with sounds and moving
pictures of what will be
beyond the scope
of Hubble or horo-
scopic thought and view?

How will we detect the truth
without rejecting what
we say
we see
we somehow knew?

© 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved.

The poem “Symbols in a Second Coming” first appeared in Catholic Lane in April, 2011, then in the book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.

Outside Eden, paperback

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