Four Leaf Clover

Written by: Alan Reed

Thank you sunrise
and fresh young berry branches
for not shadowing 
the slanting ray of light 
that leapt upon 
my plunder

Oh a prize 
most of us only dream of

a simple, wonderful clover
of four leaves
so emerald in pigment 
she oozed light’s energy 
for photosynthesis 

did she happen 
just this morning
or was she there
right in front of my eyes
ever since the first grade?

it makes no difference now
but it could have,
by shaving those years of 
wondering 
if love wasn’t God’s 
grandest rouse 

we are together now
and that is all that matters
I love you Sandra Jean