Sometimes Angels Wear Kilts and play bagpipes outside the Tower of London for lost souls like me whose friends left for Borough Market, whose phones are at 12% and dropping fast, whose paper map was confiscated by Loki in ravenskin. And sometimes angels will point you to Algate station and you’ll promise God you’ll be kind to strangers, help the next lost daughter of Eve, but when you go up the steps in Euston Square and the woman squatting there calls out to someone, to you, you make an exception because you are alone and selfishly, you want to see your twentieth birthday on Tuesday. You know your angel understands.
J.V. Sumpter recently earned her BFA from the University of Evansville. She is an assistant editor for Kelsay Books, Thera Books, and freelance clients. She received 2020 Virginia Grabill Awards in Poetry and Nonfiction, and her most recent publications are in Leading Edge Magazine, Not Deer Magazine,and New Welsh Review. Visit her on Twitter @JVSReads.