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Versification Publishing House

Forthcoming 2021   

Angels on a Tightrope


Cast metal angels floated between snow-laden trees

like specters on webs of stretched cables,


involuntary tightrope walkers created by some artist

playing God who had precariously balanced


childhood fantasies on a knife’s edge.

The couple strolled beneath a man-made cosmos


of absurd constellations, their breaths rising

and tangling in wings and icy branches as they looked up


this way and that, but never at one another.

They walked hand-in-hand as if the balancing act


that was their marriage wasn’t about to come crashing

down like a flock of angels pulled to earth


by the weight of an early winter storm.

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