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[last lines] Zuzu Bailey: Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. George Bailey: That’s right, that’s right. George Bailey: [Looks heavenward] Attaboy, Clarence.

~

Ever since seeing
It’s A Wonderful Life
for the first time
when I was a little girl,
I have believed
with my whole heart
that every time a bell rings
an angel gets its wings.

I know it’s true.
And I can hear them
being baptized into holy-hood
every night as the wind
from Weber Canyon
flits its way into
our bedroom window
and tinkles the angel chime
hanging over the curtain rod.

Clarence Odbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class), who after 200 years has yet to win his wings.

Clarence Odbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class), who after 200 years has yet to win his wings.

There’s something special
about realizing
that angels gather
in our bedroom at night
waiting for their wings.
In fact, I think a lot of them
have fiddled around
in my life while
they’re hanging about.

Sometimes they’ve
been helpful,
sometimes not.
I’m pretty sure
my guardian angel
must be a lot like
George Bailey’s
Clarence Odbody.
angel chime 2I’m pretty sure he or she
wonders daily
what in the world
to do with me!

Be that as it may,
there’s something
comforting about
the idea that at night
I fall asleep
listening to the baptism of angels.