angel

i have my private angel;

soft white wings sheltered

me from my

Fears.

I cried alone in the chapel

My tears an intangible grace

They fell into the holy water,

My blood tears to the wine.

my angel;

keep me from drowning in these

my fears and my tears

my blood and his, this lake

of unanswered prayers.

…and forgive me my trespasses.

Amen.