we have a statue of St Francis

he sits on the lawn

he is sometimes pushed over by a curious deer

Francis did a face plant before the last snow

he stayed supine until a passing neighbor

set him upright again

by his bowl lay a blue amethyst crystal

some may think this is a sign from heaven

or a cosmic frequency receiver

planted there by a well meaning

but seriously confused friend

this blue rock

found near a cement impression

of a poor man

who thought he could talk with birds

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott