Rahab, Angel of the Deep

pleas never completed
    through mouthfuls of brine
sails snapping free
    and departing like wraiths
jars of grain opening
    on their way to the dark



Fallen from grace, once the angel of death, now he is little more than a banished soul chained to the depths of the ocean. He is a tortured soul indeed. Unfavored, unloved, unwanted but still the faithful lamb. Lost to the light of day and the house of man, he is still the master of the abyss and must be respected.