Angel came down 

from heaven to earth 

on her first trip abroad.

Her friends were envious

as word was that earth was 

the most beautiful of the planets,

so beautiful that it had been the model

for building the paradise that was heaven.

Many had never really believed it

some things just weren’t believable,

like heaven, 

few people on earth believed in it anymore

and even fewer

believed in paradise

or angels.

But I believed in them.

I told her how pleased I was to meet her,

how glad I was that I’d believed in her,

how sorry I was that she had to leave

before we found paradise

on earth.

But that’s life 

on earth.

Ekphrastic Review Sonya Gonzalez Challenge, January 2-22


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