An Ideal Image

Angel Eduardo

I have an image of god
as an ideal,
a Platonic form

of all the warmth and love
I’ve ever felt,
that left me
bound and open,
with an overwhelmed
and overflowing heart,
before it ran as sand
through the fingers of my want,

of the vigilant justice
my parents once mirrored
when my eyes were too wide to see
to the truth;

and I like to behave
as though this ideal is watching,
holding me to his,

so that I’ll radiate the beauty
I long to see,

so that I’ll walk the straight and narrow,
and become a spitting image,

so that I wouldn’t disappoint him,
should we ever meet,
the way he’s sure to disappoint me.


Angel Eduardo is a writer, musician, and photographer from North Jersey. He writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing for Memoir at CUNY Hunter College in New York City. More of his work can be found on his official website,


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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