Where was her
guardian angel ?
she wondered, out loud

Where was she,
the time a stack of books fell over
onto her shoulders, in the library
(perhaps in the backpack, that cushioned the impact?)

What about the cancer
that took away her mother,
before her 21st birthday,
what about that ?

Some angel,
she said, gazing up at the night sky
seconds before a drive by gunshot
shattered the plate glass window behind her

Leaving her unharmed
and for the first time in a long time