[what angel will lift a man who died beneath the overpass]

it is up to the swallows
      to take him,
                           skin by vein
into their beaks, carry him,
      arm by arm above the dull hymn
            of tires on a wet road.

it is up to the swallows
      to place him among the shoes
            lacing the powerline as a wren
                                                          to the nest.

Image: Photoholgic on Unsplash

Published: Passengers Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2022

Read by: Anna Genevieve Winham

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