Pygmalion

IMG_1081two angels sit on steps
regenerating

the third
a look-out
for whatever
got them into this mess—

a rag of wings
a bindle of legs

angels on a goof setting off a debate whose bright idea the whole thing had been anyway, to forsake  a clock tower several blocks away from where they’d offered free target practice to pigeons for years, but gave in to redevelopment, waited for someone to climb the stairs to where they were now encased, to stroke a torn wing bud, to kiss each ding with garlicky breath

Gentle Angels:
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About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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