The Wishing Well

Wishing Well
The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well

Pennies from heaven
I have found today:
one here, one there,
one in the parking lot –

I know an angel placed it there
with all goodwill
especially for me.

It is grace, but it is
too small a grace
to build a life upon.

My youngest voice pulls at my sleeve,
“The wishing well! The wishing well!
From before our grandmothers’ times
the wise claimed these waters blessed.

“Make a wish! Make a wish!
The angels bestow the smallest of coins,
but the smallest of coins
dropped into waters of hope
will buy our hearts’ desire.”

M.C. Chambers 07/27/13

Photo by M.C. Chambers of the well at Gallo Place

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