This lake is called “Devil’s” but
at this moment it is a gateway to heaven.
Its sentinels are a stalwart frog,
a water snake who has perfected s’s,
guppies nibbling at my toes, and
a butterfly in buttery yellow so
stunning that it melts my heart.
I spent a good bit of time tonight
taking in this lake by light of fireflies.
My hope is that it has settled in
my soul so that when the time
comes to step through the
pearly gates, I’ll find them within.