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When Angels Walk Among Us

Will we know when they appear? — The Lark’s poetry competition

Photo by Antonio Lapa on Unsplash

Once I had a chance to help an angel.

Not a bright, beatific one
whose shining light overpowered my eyes
but a bedraggled, lonely angel
struggling through the thorny underbrush
at the woodland edge of my yard.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.