BLACK ANGEL, painting by ALENA LAZAREVA, Russia. DOORWAYS, poem by AERONWY THOMAS, UK

(copyright of the artist)

LINK: http://alenalazareva.daportfolio.com/

DOORWAYS

One way to go in

one way to go out

both narrow.

The door stands ajar

the exit way

angels point

at the clock

over the doorway

fiends block the way

an archangel appears

from the clockface

the devil

gathers his army

 too late

my angel

gives a deadly injection

for new life

to help me leave

quicker by the doorway

which narrows

to just my size

and I push the door open

with  a slow sigh.

AERONWY  THOMAS

2 Comments

  1. Black Angels by michael thomas
    “‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
    When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
    Contagion to this world.”
    ~William Shakespeare

    Close your eyes
    for death shall
    be thy guide.

    Across the shingled rooftops
    a mist settles and dissolves
    your understandings as
    fear catches in your throat
    and picks your feet up
    flying you to chaos.

    Here is where up is falling down
    as a silver mesh over your heart.

    Arisen mis-intended black angels
    screech into the night
    a tongue twisted howling
    reverberating among the stars.

    You feel a separated disjunction,
    parts of your head are distinctly
    benumbed, out-of-touch,
    incoherently crumbling.

    It is a guilt pervades your soul.
    A remorse unquenchable.
    The spaces of disquiet
    predominate.

    Searching for a reference is
    stymied by a wall of
    strangulation.

    (voice)
    We take in alabaster
    burnished to ash
    the gilded black
    souls of penance.

    In horrific blindness
    they grope into this
    new world of mayhem,
    and hateful angry futility.

    We compensate for the twitching
    spasmodic shaking by prodding
    and whipping the irritated flesh.

    Once the soul realizes the loss of all hope
    we begin to laugh in gatherings of shriveled dust.

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