today I met an angel…


an old lady with bags/wings
in a doorway
my heart drew me to her

I stopped, knelt down
and held her knee
she looked up at me
her bright eyes sparkling
her wisened face beautiful
and my tears started to fall
she reminded me of my grandma

she said why are you crying?
have you lost someone?
no, i said and smiled
(i will visit grandma tomorrow)
her heart went to mine
mine to hers

she was worried about me
and then she started to tell me her troubles
with her son
due for an appointment in minutes
i had to leave
she said she would wait for me,
i said i would be 20 minutes
but when i got back to the same spot
she had gone
and i thought yes
i knew that would happen
angels, don’t stick around