Acts of Faith – a poem by Tony Lucas

Acts of Faith

Morning sunlight slants
through tall trees catches
a single filament adrift
– spotlights the tiny spider
floating at its end.

She has cast off from some
high branch, sailing on
the variable breeze
patient of chance, apt
for the undetermined landing.

Stories relate how scholars,
saints, would once put out
to sea in flimsy coracles
trusting their landfall
to the grace of providence

– which would reveal some place
where they were meant to be.

Tony Lucas lives in London, south of the river. Stride published some of his early work, and he was a regular contributor to Ambit for a good number of years, among other magazines.  His latest collection, Unsettled Accounts, was published by Stairwell Books, two years ago.

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