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.

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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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