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Prisoner of Love
 
 
I find that I sleep poorly since my death.
 
About the time the planets cross the black
star-speckled quadrants, I get up. I drift
in slippers from my bedroom, read a book
and as I gaze, the sky is filled with angels,
ascending and descending like a leaf
the wind blows. I who saw the seraphim
in my brief stay in Heaven know that gold
and light and music, that slow rush of wings.


John Claiborne Isbell

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