Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Satan Calmed Right Down Just Now

Satan calmed right down just now –
he found that he could smile
without the least resort to guile;
his heart smoothed to allow

capacity to grasp the thought
that much else might exist --
that he could manage to desist
from hating what he’d wrought.

He wondered what this thing could be:
this unexampled sigh
determining to rise and fly
beyond the rank inconstancy

which formerly sustained his sin --
and now, so softly, breathed him in.


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