Questioning Doubt

by Brady Field

It astounds me that
the very questions that
raise doubts from the
watery deep, also have
the power to vanquish them.
In times of silent suffering
I ask myself: does a 
cosmic bang explain
the coin in the fish’s mouth?
Or the bump of bacteria
the spiritual salve
of a child’s smile?
Like Job, I am dumbfounded.
For the questions alone
tell me all I need to know.

Brady Field holds a master’s degree in English from Emporia State University and currently works as a high school English teacher in Olathe, Kansas. When he is not reading or writing, Brady enjoys visiting national parks with his family and leading a Bible study for young men in the Kansas City area.

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