Better Than Breadcrumbs
A tiny hand pats
the pages of
an open Bible
"Daddy, what’s this?"
A youthful thumb searches eagerly for just the place where it says The Book of...: "Look, my name’s in here!"
A stronger hand holds the Bible up and open wide so as to read aloud: "Thus says, the Word of God."
A weathered finger bent and knobby points to the words as eyes follow along: "Basic instructions before leaving earth."*
Better than breadcrumbs, thank you for directions to get back home.