Category Archives: Higher

Delusional Angels

Delusional angels
with power to choose
death
for others
or so it seems
they only hasten the
death
of illusion
for others and
extend their own.
Killing souls
unlike their own
wallowing in power
false
not knowing shadow from
sun.
Hiding self from self
barking at those who feed
wounded lips
torn ears.
Starving spirits
always eating
air and excrement
while others wonder
at ribs so thin
and sunken eyes.

Keep the secret!

March 2003

 

Batter My Heart

Batter my heart, three-personed God; for you
as yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend.
That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me and bend
your force to break, blow, burn and make me new.
I, like an usurped town, to another due,
labor to admit you, but, oh, to no end;
reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
but is captived and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you and would be loved fain,
but am betrothed unto your enemy:
divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
take me to you, imprison me, for I,
except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

John Donne

 

1573-1631