MELANIE EHLER The Common-Job Dream I am waiting For God to tear open The sky, and for angels, Fuzzily golden, to come Tumbling through the hole. I am waiting For a Divine Voice To intervene, saying, There has been a mistake. No chaste human Heart should suffer like this. And then the angels, vaguely glowing, Will spackle the blank spots Inside me with stars, Thyme, holy music, implacable Affection. And all my old tears They will gather to water Banks of tired asphodel. *Job, as in the Biblical figure Ehler, Melanie. "The Common-Job Dream." The Cornfield Review 16 (1998): 8. Available online at http://cornfieldreview.osu.edu. Copyright held by the author.