Tenderly he lowers the dead man
to his coffin. Boy angelic trusting the body
to an actual angel who raises him through
a dilation in clouds. El Greco paints hands
on the church wall with marvelously long
slender fingers, and faces with wide eyes
awakened from the dream of resembling
nothing any mortal has ever seen.
Raft of Flame by Desirée Alvarez is available now from Omnidawn.