Better

This is what we want
A help-meet or two
Who’ll listen in the dark with us

Be beside us

Cry with us over the suffering of the purported Other

Then wish with us
Then try
To make It better

Twenty Two

Should you forewarned
Weave
Your warm sinew
Your sparked synapse 
With the cold
With the numb

Would you afterward
Meet
Our empath hearts
Our winged response
With your tears
With your pleas

Asked the angels