Published on: 10/28/2014
Advice to an Angel about to Fall
Before you leap, she said,
"Don't fall here,
I am incapable of hoisting you back up.
No one is capable.
Free will is expensive, my Angel of Light.
Decisions are made by the uninformed.
Solace lies in avoiding gravestones.
Guidance dons a blindfold.
Words burn flesh.
And you will feel.
You will feel all."
The Angel retorted:
"When this division started, God argued,
'If you never touch darkness, how will you ever know light?'"
"But I wonder,
you should wonder:
If good results come from an evil act,
is there no distinction between the two?
You ask me to
watch you fall into existence,
for we are opaque."
The Angel leaned earthward.
"If you land here," she said,
"Remember this if nothing else:
Candy, if it were honest
would have a bitter aftertaste."