New Leaf… #Poetry




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I hear a drumbeat

The echo lingers after it is silent

My heart pushing against my ribs

Trying to break free as I am chased

By a dark winged shadow

I cannot stop to ask what he wants

I run on, hoping he has mistaken me for another

Whose sins are greater than mine

I have read the stories of the dark angels

Who collect the souls of those who

have wronged more than their fair share

I wish I had read how to outrun them

My lungs are screaming

My legs like rods of iron

I hear the swoop of cold black wings

I turn to see another has been taken

His sins must weigh more than my own

That’s when I fall to me knees

And swear to turn over a new leaf…


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