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The One Winged Angel

The black stone angel sits on my desk, one rough chiselled wing protecting him from my gaze. With his head bend in a meditative pose, he hides his thoughts behind a soft smile.

Like wounds to his tender soul, white marbled lines criss-cross his smooth torso. One ear pointing towards heaven, he seems to be listening to the hum of the universe.

On sunny days his face lights up, contend to keep me company. On stormy nights however, he lets his guard down. When the light all but disappears behind dark rolling clouds, and thunder and lightning zigzag across the horizon, then the black angel seems to come alive.

His solitary wing twitches, throwing fluttering shadows into the rose scented August air. Aching to lift off, to search the universe for perfection -his longing for metamorphosis grows. His dream, the deep ache for his second wing, carves tentatively into the stirring shadows on my desk.
Kronberg, 19. August 2009
©Olinger

 

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