angel

fallen angel
fallen angel
she is bound
to earth
to fire and water
her wings tied
by laces of lies and guilt
she wears a brave face
knowing
she can never return
to what she once thought
she was
she is not what you need
nor what you want
love
keeps her in a vulgar straddle
between heaven and hell
where once she could fly
she now has
fallen
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5 thoughts on “angel

  1. I love it! So much power is in these words. I especially love:

    “her wings tied
    by laces of lies and guilt”

    and

    “love
    keeps her in a vulgar straddle
    between heaven and hell”

    I feel myself sympathizing with her, especially the “brave face” she wears. Excellent work!

  2. Thank you Julie, Puna very much for your kind feedback.
    I wrote “angel” and “cheater” back to back, and although i didn’t know it at the time, I think what i was trying to evoke, is that we are often very different, not bad necessarily, but much different on the inside, than others perceive us on the outside….

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