The Lost Country

Spring 2013 • Vol. 2, No. 1

issn 2326-5310 (online)

Guiding Light

By Bethany Collier

This work was published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Lost Country. You may purchase a copy of this issue from us or, if you prefer, from Amazon.

By her nature
The light,
Each little glow and flicker
That we never
Could perceive
Without her.

A candle can only burn so bright,
Is so small against the night,
And yet
For such a little light
We give great thanks
Find our way.

And you are
a candle burning in a holy place,
the words to a sacred prayer,
the wooden beads of the rosary,
and, when I breathe…

    the air.