When I was a kid they said 4 leaf clovers
bring good luck 
So I scoured the jaunty green 
clovers to pluck
careful to avoid bees sucking nectar
and spreading pollen
from the white bristle headed blooms.

I would always  find one
during the hunt
place it in a book or my Bible 
to flatten
my lucky charm.
The thrill was in the hunt.
I forgot about my talisman
never contemplating if indeed
Good fortune came my way.
I learned early on 
I was not the driver of Destiny
and too young to know