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Angel’s Watch

They told him to build

Towers like angels,

To watch over us,

Keeping guard

Over the city below.

The city grew around them,

Though they stood,

Wings outstretched

Above everything

For decades,

Things grow,

Cities live,

Spreading like bacteria,

Petri dish escapees,

Outwards and upwards,

Leaving walls

That once sheltered

A civilisation


The angels look up,

A great stone-metal cage

Surrounds them.

So, At last,

They sleep


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