That Angel


‘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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