vicar anne

i know an angel
when i see one––
an angel of surpassing
rank and understanding

in your presence
I felt my heart
touch the limits
of the sky

it was good
to meet you
above the tangle
of the world––
or some might say
in heaven

as children
we are summoned
to God––

as children
we are the poor
& the meek
& the peacemakers

as children
we play hopscotch
on the pavements
of gold

& run barefoot
in the orchards
of eden

God blessed us
with the miraculous boon
of transcendence

& gave us
the strength to bear
what we must

we are here to learn––
& then