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by Catherine Chiu

Soft gold hair flying about me while I do a pirouette
Laughing and singing of my love
Looking at my angel with shining eyes
Serenading him with my harp

I was banished from heaven.
Let my heart be eternally consumed by fire
When I thought I could forever dance on clouds.
No beanstalk now, not ever.

Could I not see my angel’s eyes anymore?
Did I falter in my performance?
Was my heart too small?
I do not know of my sin.

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