I laid down in the green pasture

and peace did surround me

but His shield and staff

failed to protect me

some of the days of my life.

So I will lie down

again on a different terrain.

perhaps the mosses

full of life on the top two inches of cold


will cushion my back,

while the wild vastness

of the sky that domes above me

performs its magic

on my mind,

offering up a

vision of this world

that does

not require

a shield

nor even a staff

to separate you

from me.

© Jung Leehi 2007