First Chapter, Angel Hero, as Poetry

Thanks to the feedback from readers who said they liked the Angel Hero prologue poem I posted on Halloween, I am posting the next two poems. These touch on the events of the first part of Chapter One.


AngelHeroBlogPost13_2First Part Chapter 1, Setting the Scene


Minutes before midnight, couldn’t see much,

moon hid behind a cloud, the trade winds howled

the clouds burst open, a hard rain came

Saran-wrapped my muumuu to my tall, slim frame


Cold and soaked, I sprinted past

palm fronds flapping clackety clack

I hurried down a dark hall to a windowless room

where I sent trucks wailing to calls of doom


A fireman handed me his warm, dry blazer

“There’s a vacancy,” he rasped, “for a good dispatcher,

we’ll miss you, Lizzy, but the word on the street,

is your boss wants to can you, so you’d better beat it.”


Chapter 1, continued

My boss-to-be interviewed me, “Is it true,” he asked,
“that you’re sharp and fast and can multi-task?”
“Sure is,” I said, he said, “Liz, you’re hired!”
The boss who’d given me grief looked tired.

My boyfriend said, “Cool! You’ll bring money in,
by the way, I got fired from a job again.”
His anger at haoles, my fear of his rage
robbed me of joy, kept me locked in a cage

I soon met two fire friends, different as night and day
Vic strong, shy, funny, liked to tease and play
limelight-loving Jaku was good at pantomime
Vic was a giver, Jaku would steal your last dime


Please tell me what you think of these poems. Do they whet your desire to read Angel Hero?

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