Witness

Somehow I was the last one

Who cared, after everyone

Forgot. Even you gave up.

But I persisted, to my

Injury and regret, for

Some unknown motivation.

There are moments I get stuck

In, for years and years. It’s just

Endless recrimination.

Angels

I awaited the

Descent of Seraphim to

Protect me. Instead,

I got the shit kicked

Out of me. Later, when I’d

Healed, I resolved that

I would become that

Angel for others who was

Never there for me.