“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” 
Proverbs 25:11 KJV

Non-glitzy-but-comfortable glory that is my momma minivan
piloted by my command flies north—
perfect north
The search is on
for golden apples to replace a seemingly no good
rotten pile or maybe
just add to an insufficient one.

What if she doesn’t like fruit anymore?

Full of junk?

I dab my eyes and pray and
dab my eyes and pray

Surely I’ll find divinely mysterious
magically golden
apples perfectly sized
to fit into her life-space
waking her from wandering reverie

An angel babe sitting pretty on my right shoulder assures
“Your compass works fine.
Don’t give it to anyone to hold for you.
Use it.”

A gleam from within yanks
hold of my heartstrings—

pictures of silver
apples of gold
words fitly spoken

They’ve been with me all along 
tucked between worry
and hope

They are me

Arrival made before departure.