Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Painting/collage by S. Auberle

"Every angel is terrifying."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
An angel told me, once,
it's never wrong to add love,
only wrong to take it away...
I didn't see the angel,
I'm not that crazy.
She was only a voice in my head
as I walked the bluff road.
The wind was fierce that day
and I imagine
the angel didn't want
to venture out of my cozy brain,
her wings being fragile and all.
I begged for more advice
but she was quiet then,
sleeping, I guess, until
she roused one more time to say
it will be years, my dear,
before you grow into this poem.
- mimi


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