City of Jerusalem

“From Adoer, which is by the brink of the river Arnon, and from the city that is in the valley, as far as Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us; the Lord our God delivered all to us;…”

-Deuteronomy 2.36 (Aramaic Bible)

…and finally I stood
At the great Gates
Of Jerusalem.
Its doors locked tight
But inside I heard
The angels sing.

Heaven so close upon
This earth
I felt their might
And thought it absurd
That one may lack
The strength
To see beyond dichotomy.

With my last force
In full swing
I asked a nearing
Angel to take me
Underneath his wing.

Together we ventured
Into the Holy City
That was inside
Me all along.

I asked the angel
For his final
“Godspeed”, he said,
And lowered me from his

Enchanted by his
Golden eyes
I opened mine,
And knew instantly
That the color had changed
To match

Golden’s city glow
Beneath my every breath
I watched sunset and
Finally knew that I would


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