Wet Angels

They were building lightning
when that cloud broke
soft as a bone—

dropping them like hail
through empty churches.

Candle flames
danced in their puddles.

 

Mark Mitchell

About Mark Mitchell

Mark J. Mitchell studied writing at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver, George Hitchcock and Barbara Hull. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. It has also been nominated for both Pushcart Prizes and The Best of the Net. Good Poems, American Places,Hunger Enough, Retail Woes and Line Drives. Lent 1999 is new from Leaf Garden Press His chapbook, Three Visitors won the Negative Capability Press Chapbook Competition in 2010. . Artifacts and Relics, another chapbook, was just released by Folded Word. His novel, Knight Prisoner, is available from Vagabondage He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the documentarian and filmmaker Joan Juster.
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