"you folks angelblind?" he asked us.
sure enough,
we were.

blind being a strange descriptor here, being
that only we could behold those beings
of pure light that smote down the wicked before us,
and not go mad.

turns out it's right handy to notice the flaming swords,
to avoid being flayed like sinners

on the other hand
neither were we blind to the flayed.


(nick rudzicz, 31 dec 2019. after hearing the word in a reverie the day before.)
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