Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hungry Angel

Hungry Angel

A glass heart in a hospital window
A red light bulb beyond the street
Sky and ground as one
In the ebon furnace
the sanguine philosopher thinks and is
A flux of feral wisdom flexes into shadow
as the sepia-toned city exhales behind
Pearl robes and a peachy smile
hover above sterile lobby floors
Blooming brumal bronze and heavy
creaking on cables
ready to fall

--John Sobieck studied creative writing at Bemidji State University and Oxford University. He has been published in "Rivers Meeting" and "The Lowestoft Chronicle" and is a former editor of "Dust and Fire" and "New Voices". He currently serves as an editorial intern at Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis,Minnesota.

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