Angels don't have fun (#14a)

Original Text: 

Wendy Agnew, "#14a,"The Lillian Lectures (Toronto: Coach House Books, 1998).

1Angels don't have fun
2cause they're always praying
3and crows have lots of fun
4but they get shot at
5they get to eat road kill
6and fly south
7for the winter
8one angel
9collected crow feathers
10and made herself
11a secret wing
12all black
13and she'd fly down
14and play with the crows
15till God
16caught her by the toe
17held her upside down
18and hung her off a tree
19the crows saw
21and pecked out her eyes

Notes

20] bitsy: perhaps her spider (cf. "Ok Lillian Pillian Rillian"). Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2011
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Copyright © Wendy Agnew and used by permission of the poet. Authorization to republish this poem must be obtained from her in writing.