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Lucifer – Angel of Night Descending – Upwards After

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Against the death-waters of the sky,

Nailed to my sinful silhouette,

I feel surging upward,

in black cities vying,

Bright Lucifer,

in all his glory,

Sweeping the splinters

of the metallic stars

aside in slashing splashes

Like the lightning-lighted cities of God,

Out of his plasmatic firmament

each one extinguished

With his besom of destruction

descending

Through my soul

darkly

Below

into the utter inevitable

night,

The fall leaving me,

cleaving in me,

Nothing –

but now contritely broken,

an empty earthen vessel,

Dear Lord,

which thy sweet

love-living, thrilling

water

alone can fill,

and keep filling.

June 29, 1967

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Written by peterkrey

August 7, 2006 at 7:23 pm

Posted in My Poems

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