So too the angels

So too the angels

Purity of breath
           stripped of time
stripped of place
           no here or now
no looking on
           being not
in the moment
being the moment
           free from past
free from future
           intensity of the moment
that destroys time
           lovers locked
in an eternal embrace
           the fox has no plans
lives on the edge
           of its instincts
knows no failure
           bids nothing farewell

so too the angels
           who move silently among us
pure light unseen
           pure uncorrupted life
           unfathomable life
the unfolding flower
           that never fades

John Lyons


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