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The Angel & The Glass
by Marlene Dawn

Sunday, September 28, 2003
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One lawyer on the 25th floor lately spends time lagging as he wanders endlessly.
What to say next or whom I say it to.
Days filled with haunting memories
of days gone past ripping at his inner core.
Stumbling upon a pencil mark
after a jug of potent drinks are drunk.
Glass broken all over the floor as the
skin is ripped leaving bloody footprints.
He crashed into a bed of lice infested sheets
feeling no one really cares but the lice that
feast off the cells of his dirty body.
He sleeps in his own puke until a rat
crawls across his chest at noon. 
Dehydrated he opens his eyes.
There sat an angel & a glass of water.

copyright marlene reid 2003


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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 9/30/2003
Excellant powerful penning Marlene! The twist at the end, yes I 100% agree...BRILLIANT!
Reviewed by jude forese 9/30/2003
the fall of success powerfully portrayed...
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 9/29/2003
Marlene...this was powerful...floria
Reviewed by Dale Clark 9/29/2003
Stunning piece! Profound and Unique!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 9/29/2003
Marlene, well you woke me up! This is just an outstanding piece of work. This is one of those that once wasn't enough, so I went back for a second helping. Loved the images this produced. Lisa
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 9/29/2003
WHOA! Got to read this again. Sent my brain spinning it did! Amazing work!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/29/2003
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 9/28/2003
enjoyed readin this, it's certainly unique Marlene, right down to the ending, I'm at a lost for words.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 9/28/2003
Loved the ending! Nice twist! Brilliant!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 9/28/2003
Hi Marlene I really liked the ending allot, Al
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 9/28/2003
Very insightful poem of that lawyer.
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