If I were an archer angel, would I use
my own wing feathers to make fletching?
If I were an angel with a right wing and a left wing
as broad as the East and West winds but could not fly,
would the other angels call me chicken?
If I were a clumsy angel that often tripped and fell
but not from heaven like Lucifer,
would I be a constant reminder
of that great and most ancient heavenly battle?
If I could play a wind instrument, a water instrument,
a fire instrument and an earth instrument,
would the piano keys melt, quake, soar and float
as they touched my fingertips?
If I had wrestled an angel like Jacob, would
I have also tried to sacrifice Isaac like Abraham?
Steve Castro received his M.F.A. in creative writing from American University. Feel free to visit his website: www.thepoetryengineer.com