In heaven
yet to covet earth

enough to trade your wings
for birth

becoming mortal
knowing pain

entertaining the profane
and relish the ephemeral:

when an angel starts to fall.

Temptation © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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30 words (prompt limit) Image brevity prompt (angel looking with a yearning expression over a cloud down towards Earth) challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2750884-Brevity-Image-Prompt--271--adult
Submitted: May 24, 2020

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