Summer 2011

Table of Contents - Vol. VII, No. 2

Poetry    Fiction    Translations     Reviews

Richard J. O'Brien

How It Works With Angels
Bedtime: a metaphysical question
and answer session with
my 11-year-old son.
How do angels work? How do they
protect everyone at once?
Do they move faster than
light? What if when I am old and
you are dead and I
send you a letter in heaven,
would you answer it and say
‘Oh, that’s easy. Here’s how
it works with angels.’
My ignorance of angels
makes me more human.
At best, a father’s wisdom is
pure conjecture. There are no words
to sort fact from faith.


© Richard J. O'Brien

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