On the Eve of the 25th
by Jean Jones
The Angel of Death peered through the smoke
from the burning oilfields and an angel came to her
saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen
and is become the habitation of devils…
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day,
death, and mourning and famine;
and she shall be utterly burned with fire;
for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her."
The Angel of Death smiled and opened up her great wings,
for there was much to do and the air was thick with anticipation…
© 2017 Jean Jones
Jean Jones teaches English as a Second Language Basic
Skills for Cape Fear Community College. He has an MFA in Creative
Writing from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and
has a book of poems available on Amazon.com entitled Beyond
Good and Evil. He has had poems published in Aphelion as well
as Horror Zine online.
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