Crossing the threshold guarded
By angels is not so hard
As you might think. They’re rather
Friendly, on the whole.
They care about appearance.
Milton, or Dante,
Flatters but embarrasses,
Because they’re pleased to be seen
As important, but
Frankly “shrecklich” frightens them.
I like them. I’m free to talk
Of ghosts and gods, their cousins,
With them. They give me a pass.