Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poetry Thursday

...My mother laughs
At the angels who wait for us to pause
During the most ordinary of days

And sing our praise to forgetfulness
Before they slap our souls with their cold wings.

Those angels burden and unbalance us.
Those fucking angels ride us piggyback.

Those angels, forever falling, snare us
And haul us, prey and praying, into dust.

~Sherman Alexie
from Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World

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