The sparkle and shimmer

A child in cowgirl boots heralds the coming of Easter for Andrew Taylor-Troutman.

Photo by Kendall Scott on Unsplash

This little kid in a princess dress
high steps to reveal her cowgirl boots,
then sneaks a look to see if I’m impressed
with both her style and her moves.

She is an angel, a messenger,
the answer to a koan.
She’s here and now as a reminder
that truth is complex and in motion.

In one sense, Easter was long ago,
yet also is here in a friend or stranger,
every encounter when we know
grace and joy that sparkle and shimmer.

Therefore, let all the people say:
Jesus Christ is risen today!