Aphelion Issue 230, Volume 22
July 2018
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Aftermath (After the Fall)

by Jean Jones

A dead soldier among dozens
was being escorted by the beautiful, terrifying Angel of Death
when he turned to ask her a question:

"Who are you?" he asked. "What is your purpose?"
The soft white alabaster eyes of the Angel of Death
flashed for a second before she responded:

"I am the origin of dreams. I am the first thought.
As long as men dream of me
I will exist. My purpose is to carry out the desires of men

And you, you are the result
of the desires of men.
Now come with me."

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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