Wednesday, 20 June 2012


I am cherubim, seraphim –
a heavenly chariot,
will answer your prayer.

I am art nouveau
in a gothic ensemble,
a concrete angel
with mobile phone.

Sometimes I am lonely
on my stone pedestal
amid a phalanx of statues,
am relieved when it rings;

press one for history,
two to learn about Christianity,
three to speak to God.

© John Saunders

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John's first collection ‘After the Accident’ was published in 2010 by Lapwing Press, Belfast. He is one of three featured poets in Measuring,  Emerging Writers, published by Dedalus Press in May 2012.