I’m always watching for messages in the smallest of things
for I have learned that is the place that often brings
an affirmation, or not, that I am moving in the right direction
and to not be thinking about the possibility of defection.
Now you may laugh at what I tell you next
or you may even be just a tad perplexed
but one of the places where I get messages that say
I should continue along the same way
is when I play solitaire in order to give myself a short break
from the computer and my poetry for my body’s sake.
What I have been noticing over the past few days
is that just when I think there are no ways
that I can possibly win the hand I am playing,
lo and behold, almost like magic, the cards begin displaying
that winning, indeed, is what is taking place,
and there is always surprise on my face.
What is important about this interesting thing
is that, for me, it is symbolic that life can bring
a positive solution to what at one point looked dire
and that I need to keep my focus always on something higher.
But there is something else that it means to me
and it is the most important thing for me to see –
it’s a message of hope for what is yet to come
and an admonition to not be fooled by the appearance of some.
8/4/2011 © Carolyn Sommers