In the dark

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” Song of Solomon 2:15 ESV

It’s not the big, earth-shattering worries that keep me up at night, it’s the scary little foxes that spoil my sleep. While Solomon sings of tiny annoyances spoiling blooming love, I imagine little lurkers at the door on Halloween. Look! There’s the wraith of “forgetting an old friend’s name.” Wait, isn’t that “did I close the car windows?” Coming up the sidewalk is “foggy bridge” and “short a few dollars for the electric bill.” And what was that parent thinking (also a scary one) dressing a child as “vomiting in public?”

tiny niggling fears
like sharp-toothed little foxes
nibble at my toes

Inspired by dVerse and Word of the Day.

A little fox yawning on our deck.


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