One Shall Be Taken

Two horses–look again–

Winged, like cherubim–

Watering at a marble trough,

Ivy in riot about them.

Reality? Silence, bones

Saline, a coffin–not a trough–

And a tale in the main that

Had been uneven, rough, harsh.

I’d have done it differently.

This cemetery makes me hard.

I want to know the Lord who

Stalls, and kill Him. I want

To ride His horse to heaven.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to One Shall Be Taken

  1. Alan says:

    I am reminded of the Honda Valkyrie Motorcycle – for a small fee, you too can ride with an angel of death.

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