That Angel

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‘Jigsaw’ by Lonneke Engel

That angel

had enough

of sleepless nights and nightmares

Giving up her halo

Seemed to be the only way

 

So she made up her mind

and raised a trembling hand

Trying to find the seam

A depression in the band

 

Tugged at it with all her might

Dug in her nails hard

Felt the sting as the blood vessels broke

A trail of red down her arms

 

Peeled it off her head

Regardless of those uprooted locks

Cast it away in a lone corner

And reached out for that mask…

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