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,
few people on earth believed in it anymore
and even fewer
believed in paradise
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
But that’s life
Ekphrastic Review Sonya Gonzalez Challenge, January 2-22
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