Seeking Feeling Knowing

Seeking Feeling Knowing

by Lauren Taub Cohen

I awoke

to the sound

of my heart thumping

like quiet footsteps

sinking into

thick bands of

settled snow.

Crunch.

Crunch.

Crunch.

In the distance

I heard a familiar warble

of a wayward bird

I often associate

with summer and fall.

I raced to the window

to see if I could

finally spot

this mysterious bird

whose call is always

a source of comfort

and warm assurance.

And then it dawned on me…

Isn’t this a bit like faith?

You know it to be real.

You can feel it,

sometimes hear it,

but not necessarily

see it.