Better Late While the Devil's Waiting



Better Late While the Devil’s Waiting



There’s a hole in the ozone


He figures that is his best ingress.

His decree was meticulously planned.  

He was seeking vigor,

hoping your heritage would be left behind. 


Your faith being strong.

Your occupation is worship.

That gives a better case to be made 

for you to travel on foot - 



Sharply pointed grains of sand

bleed your soles.

You meander over rugged topography,

as he begs you to follow his caprice.


Answer quickly out of the whirlwind,

or not at all.

And with every resolve,

avoid any lengthy debate.


Follow that Messianic voice never lost,

be intrigued by love.

Do not languish here.

The egress leading to salvation is just beyond.


So curious is he

about your lack of sycophancy,

he sinks crestfallen into a dark place.


Your final stage of escape 

from his command

now well secured.



Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include six published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep 

second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems); Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; and Spica’s Frequency

Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry; and 

That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Her new book, Rhythms Told, will be published this autumn.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at 


  1. Solemn and meaningful. Like a good prayer.

  2. Thank you, Chet K! Much appreciated comment.

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