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Destiny

Destiny

They deliver the edicts of God

Without delay

And are exempt from apprehension

From detention

And with their God-given

Petasus, Caduceus, and Talaria

Ferry like bolts of lightning

Unhindered between the tribunals

Of Space & Time

The Messenger-Spirit

In human flesh

Is assigned a dependable,

Self-reliant, versatile,

Thoroughly poet existence

Upon its sojourn in life

It does not knock

Or ring the bell

Or telephone

When the Messenger-Spirit

Comes to your door

Though locked

It’ll enter like an electric midwife

And deliver the message

There is no tell

Throughout the ages

That a Messenger-Spirit

Ever stumbled into darkness



Poem Destiny - Gregory Corso