I have no good explanation for this poem. It just happened.

Image from WikiMedia by PetrusSilesius.

Image from WikiMedia by PetrusSilesius.

Above and Below

“I don’t recall how I happened to fall,”

the angel said to the man with the hole in his head.

Replied the ghost, “You shouldn’t boast,

in a time of need, you failed indeed.”

“Don’t fret,” the angel shrugged. “The End hasn’t come yet.”

“And what will you do when that’s no longer true?”

The angel gave a sigh. “I can’t lie–

having once failed, it’s easier to again be derailed.”

“I’m already dead, but I know that’s not how you get ahead,

by giving up the fight when you should be taking flight.”

But the angel flew away, leaving the apocalypse for another day.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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