Walked with angels

TheFeatheredSleep puts a story of rescue and beauty on the page.

TheFeatheredSleep

You are the wonder of the world
a red man come from desert

you saved this girl from drowning in sand

pricked her lips with cacti juice

told her of the stars in your mouth

collapsing mountains

summoning sleeping giants to lie beneath us.

With cicadas, you wove me a blanket of safety

though you had nothing

you gave me all.

From the empty handed

comes the greatest gift

unfolding like paper water lillies

leaving stigmatas in my palm

the shape of echoing stars.

Never apologize

Dearest

for being poor or empty handed

when your feathers are full and sunset lifts you high

the circumference of your heart

longer than a sincere word

taught me humility

and how to know

the tenderness of kindness comes often

from those who receive no thanks

for they are not rich

nor need those things to sustain their souls

walking with angels.

You are…

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