Better Angels

Better angels, with flight lost to that skyward ruin
and tossed to Earth, where they will surely do in
time, as mortal souls, a dance of celebration
for the humanity of Icarus and his determination
to fly, as they themselves become more luminous beings
having left behind the wry conspiracy of angels wings.

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Except Perhaps Herself

The young mother,
cloistered at McDonalds,
returned hastily
from the bathroom,
appearing anxious and
unhappy
before she entered
the vivid play area
where her children ran
and squealed
and occasionally
looked for her,
but upon entering the loud,
echoing room
she transformed herself
instantly into an angel,
smiling and reassuring
everyone,
except perhaps herself.