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by Margarita Engle
If I had to trap
the indefinable
within this small
space of words

I'd admit that all I know
of angels is the way
their presence feels
like a warm shiver of light

and all I know of demons
is the shadow that once
threatened to overtake me
when I was running
alone in the desert's
intense summer heat---
just before a flash flood.

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